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

Steven ‘Shafik’ Maher Nasser

Chairman, Exechon Enterprises LLC

Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Steven ‘Shafik’ Maher Nasser is the Chairman of Exechon Enterprises L.L.C, a joint-venture company between Lockheed Martin, Techgrant and Injaz National.  In this role, he oversees the business strategy and future roadmap of the company by working closely with the shareholders and senior management team.   His interest is to position Exechon so that it continues to expand in areas of automation, machine learning and robotics.

Shafik is also the Director of New Business Development & Strategy for SABER Investment Company L.L.C., a locally-owned company holding a diverse portfolio of products and services anchored around its long-standing expertise in manufacturing and engineering since 1976.   In this role, he manages the company’s strategic growth and key partnerships with a global network of technology vendors.  Shafik leverages the dynamic manufacturing and experienced engineering platform of SABER’s group of companies towards projects in defense, aerospace, automation and integrated intelligence.  He also manages the company’s IT infrastructure implementing innovations in cloud computing, application-driven operations and software automation.  When executing key projects, Shafik looks to collaborate with all stakeholders to bring in innovative technologies to the region.

Shafik joined SABER Investment Company L.L.C in 2009.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University in 1998 and a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Babson College in 2009. He has over 18 years of experience in sales and business development.  During his time in Boston, MA he worked for multiple software technology companies (PTC, CSC, SAP) managing key clients in various sectors (industrial, healthcare, retail, aerospace and technology) and engaging with product development teams.

Shafik is passionate about data analytics, machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence.  He believes that mining the ‘right data’ drives the ultimate value for the enterprise.

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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