Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.

Andrew Blaxland

Chief Investment Officer, Tawazun   

Andrew is the Chief Investment Officer of Tawazun, a position he has held since 2010, and a member of the Tawazun Senior Executive team.

 He leads the Investment Unit which covers the analysis of opportunities through feasibility, due diligence, negotiation, structuring and completion to initial stage post deal management. Transactions may be acquisitions, joint ventures or investment stakes and technology transfers into the UAE, all that meet Tawazun criteria and UAE needs.

Andrew is a graduate and Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of M&A experience as both a principal and advisor. This focused primarily on the Defence and Aerospace sector and included working for the General Electric Company plc, and at GKN plc, where he led the Aerospace division acquisition team for over ten years.

Contact Details:

Mr. Andrew R. Blaxland Chief Investment Officer, Tawazun PO Box : 908 Abu Dhabi , UAE Tel. : +971 2 6160269 Fax : +971 2 6160001 e-mail: arblaxland@tawazun.ae    website: www.tawazun.ae  

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of


Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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