Ali Alnaqbi

Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA)

Founding Chairman

Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi is the Founding Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Mr. Alnaqbi has over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry; having started his career in the high-profile segment of VIP air transportation before diversifying his interest into business aviation with a specific emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa region. His pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial mind led to the creation of Royal Jet, a business aviation venture of which he was the Founding Managing Director. His association with Presidential Flight continues to this day as Vice President of Finance & Administration. Aircraft Purchase, Sale, Lease and VIP interior completion are the core areas that make Mr. Alnaqbi’s numerous years of aviation experience holistic in nature and therefore he is regarded as a highly respected, and often consulted, knowledge base.

Mr. Alnaqbi is an elected member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and currently sits on the board of a number of International companies in the Business Aviation Industry. Through MEBAA, Mr. Alnaqbi has led the MENA region into a tremendous growth rate by breaking barriers for effective communication among members of the business aviation industry. His dedication to the field extends to humanitarian initiatives that benefit from a fast passed growth, such as supporting the World Food Program’s Fight against hunger through the creation of the Fly and Feed donation program in partnership with MEBAA. Alnaqbi is an avid reader and eloquent speaker in addition to being an impactful writer and presenter as is evident by the media’s appreciation for his articles and his reoccurring participation in various forums and panel discussions.