Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet appoints new president, CEO

Rob DiCastri was previous CFO and head of strategy for Saudi-based flynas and NasJet
Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet appoints new president, CEO
By Staff writer
Thu 29 Sep 2016 02:24 PM

Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based private charter company, has announced the appointment of a new leader to pilot the latest chapter in its growth.

Effective immediately, Rob DiCastri has taken up the position as president and CEO of the company, a statement said.

DiCastri joins Royal Jet with more than 25 years in aviation and hospitality including over 10 years in the Middle East, where he played a key role in establishing National Air Services (flynas) and Net Jets Middle East (now NasJet) in Saudi Arabia as CFO and head of strategy.

The statement said he will work together with the executive management team to steer Royal Jet through a "period of transformation".

“I have tremendous confidence in Rob’s abilities. With his individual expertise in our industry and his leadership experience, he will lead Royal Jet through the next phase of its strategic journey and prepare the company for even greater success in the future,” said Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of Royal Jet.

Royal Jet is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi Aviation, a publicly listed company on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange and Presidential Flight, the royal flight service.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Royal Jet operates from a terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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