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

Dr. Fahad Harhara

CEO. NIMR Automotive LLC

Dr. Fahad Harhara became CEO of NIMR Automotive in 2013.

Prior to this, he held a number of leading positions at the Tawazun Economic Council, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, and Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Company.

Since his appointment, Dr. Harhara has led the regional and international growth of NIMR Automotive to become the leading manufacturer of light and medium-weight wheeled military vehicles in the Middle East and North Africa region. During his tenure, NIMR has increased its workforce tenfold to 850 and doubled production to 80 vehicles per month.

As well as his responsibilities at NIMR Automotive, Dr Fahad sits on the Board of Directors at Emirates Transport, Jaheziya and Al Forsan. He is also an Executive Committee Member at Al Hosn Armoured Systems and an Advisor to the Tawazun Economic Council.

Dr. Fahad holds a Ph.D. from Brunel University, UK; a Master’s degree from Cambridge University, UK; a Master’s degree from The American University of Dubai; and a Bachelor of Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States.

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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