Panellists

Fahed Al Shamesi

Fahed Al Shamesi

AMMROC

Chief Executive Officer

Fahed, a UAE national, is the CEO of Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC), a Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Joint Venture Company based in Abu Dhabi, a position he has held since 2009. Concurrently, Fahed is serving as a Staff Brigadier General (Engineer) in the UAE Air Force, a Board Chairman of Horizon International Flight Academy, a Board Member of Al Taif Technical Services, and previously, a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and SR Technics (SRT).

In 1983, Fahed joined the UAE Air Force as a Cadet and was selected to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in St. Louis University (USA) where he completed the degree in 1987. During the period 1989-1992, Fahed was seconded by the UAE Air Force to the Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) (formerly the Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO), to play a key role in building the overall military MRO services for the UAE Air Force. During this period, he also played an advisory role on a key project – the “Gazelle Helicopter Overhaul Project”.

After successfully completing his stint at ADAT, Fahed moved on to become the Maintenance Officer for the Apache AH-64 Program in 1992 and by 1993 was appointed as the Chief Engineer for 69th Air Combat Group of the UAE Air Force (which is now the 10th Army Aviation Group), a position which he has held for the next 10 years. In 2003, he was posted in Turkey to manage the F-16 Block 60 Training Program of the UAE Air Force and by 2005, he returned to the UAE to assume the F-16 Block 60 Chief Engineer role.

During the restructuring of ADAT (formerly GAMCO) in 2008, Fahed was appointed as the EVP for the Military Department and was tasked by Mubadala to join the restructuring and change management team to restructure ADAT and lead the spinoff of the Military Department into a new company, called AMMROC.

Fahed is committed to pursue with pride and honor, to train and develop, young and talented UAE nationals to prepare them to undertake key roles in the aviation industry. This is consistent with AMMROC’s Vision to provide industry best maintenance service and support of UAE Armed Forces aircraft while developing a highly skilled and educated workforce.

Fahed fully embraces teamwork, integrity, and performance excellence and innovation core values, is greatly determined to succeed and is a man of few words.