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

Fahed Al Shamesi

Member of the Managing Committee – National Defence Companies Council (NDCC)  

Fahed, a UAE national, is the previous CEO of Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC), a Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Joint Venture company based in Abu Dhabi. He was the CEO for AMMROC from 2009 until 30 Nov 2016.

Also, he is serving as a Staff Brigadier General (Engineering) in the UAE Air Force, was a Board Chairman of Horizon International Flight Academy and a Board Member of Al Taif Technical Services and Bayanat for Mapping and Surveying Services. He has also previously been a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and SR Technics (SRT).

Fahed joined the UAE Air Force as a Cadet in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from St. Louis University (USA) in 1987. During the period 1989-1992, Fahed was seconded by the UAE Air Force to ADAT (formerly GAMCO), to play a key role in building military MRO capability for the UAE AF. After successfully completing his stint at ADAT, Fahed became the Maintenance Officer for Apache AH-64 Program before being appointed as the Chief Engineer for 69th Air Combat Group. In 2003, he was posted in Turkey to manage the F-16 Block 60 Training Program and by 2005, he returned to the UAE where he assumed the role of F-16 Block 60 Chief Engineer.

During the restructuring of ADAT in 2008, Fahed was appointed as the EVP – Military Department and was tasked by Mubadala to lead the spinoff of the Military Department into a new company called AMMROC.

Fahed is committed to pursue with pride and honor, the training and development of UAE Nationals to prepare them to undertake key roles in the aviation industry.

Fahed is nominated to be a member of the managing committee for the National Defence Companies Council (NDCC) since he have great experience and knowledge to benefit the council and to support the local companies.

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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