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

Fahad Al Mheiri

Director of Business Development, Emirates Defense Industries Company

As the Director of Business Development at EDIC.  Fahad is leading the development, planning, execution and monitoring of EDIC’s special projects as well as identifying and supporting transverse capabilities internally across all16 subsidiaries. Fahad is also managing relationships with industry partners and potential business opportunities in line with the Group and its’ companies strategies. Fahad has more than 14 years of experience in the field of project development, management and execution.

In addition, Fahad is the Chairman of Thales Advances Solutions, a joint venture with Thales Group that operates in areas related to Communications and Radar systems, as well as In-Service Support (ISS) for other types of products. Fahad is also a Board member of Merkel, a German based manufacturer of Rifles that is owned by Caracal International, one of EDIC’s subsidiaries.

Besides his daily responsibilities, Fahad is the acting CEO of Bayanat Mapping and Surveying Services, another EDIC subsidiary.

Fahad served as the Air Quality Director at Ministry of Environment and Water responsible for all aspects related to the UAE National Agenda 2021 on Air Quality Index in close collaboration with the concerned government entities.

Prior to that, he served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Manazel Real Estate, subsequent to supporting them as the Chief Operations Officer within Manazel’s exclusive customer administration arm, in addition to also being the General Manager of Census International, responsible for setting up the facilities management company to serve Manazel’s property portfolio.

Fahad has also worked at the Dubai Executive Office, overseeing the administration of the Dubai School of Government. He acquired project management and operation management experience within major real estate developers in Dubai, as well as international experience as a Field Engineer working for Schlumberger in Brazil.

Fahad received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University – USA.

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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