By Staff writer
Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei takes over airport operator role after Douglas departs for UK government job
Abu Dhabi Airports on Sunday announced the appointment of Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as its new CEO to replace Tony Douglas who stepped down last week to take up a new role with the UK Government.
Al Mazrouei currently serves as a board member of Abu Dhabi Airports and is also a board member of Abu Dhabi Ports Company. He has previously served the country in the Armed Forces, a statement said.
He replaces Douglas, who was at the helm of Abu Dhabi Airports since 2013, and oversaw passenger growth rising to more than 20 million at Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2014, with 20 percent annual growth, a trend that is forecast to continue.
Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as the CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports by the board of directors.
"I am confident that, as chief executive, he will contribute to advancing Abu Dhabi Airports’ journey towards becoming the world’s leading airports group. I personally look forward to working with Mohamed and to witnessing the exciting future that lies ahead for Abu Dhabi Airports as well as the many accomplishments that we are striving for in our airports’ infrastructure, most notably the Midfield Terminal Building project.”
Al Mazrouei added: “I am eager to execute my responsibilities in the most efficient and productive manner in achieving the company’s goals and objectives. I have been fortunate to have been closely involved with the various affairs and projects of Abu Dhabi Airports over the past three years, and I look forward to working with our management team and to exceeding all expectations in our delivery.”