40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Badr Al-Olama

Industry: Industry

Company: Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala Aerospace & Defense

Designation: Chairman, Director

Country: UAE

Age: 38

Badr Al–Olama is driving the transformation of the manufacturing sector by leading the organising committee for the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit – a joint initiative between the UAE and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido). Al-Olama heads Aerospace and Defense at Mubadala Investment Company, which includes a portfolio of high-tech manufacturing and industrial businesses, such as Strata Manufacturing, Turbine Services and Solutions, Sanad Aero Solutions, and Emirates Defense Industries Company.

Al-Olama also serves on the board of multiple organisations, including the UAE Space Agency. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of Strata and President of the UAE Harvard Club. During his time at Strata, Al-Olama was instrumental in the development of a global aerospace industry in Abu Dhabi, forging new partnerships with Airbus and Boeing, and recruiting UAE nationals to represent over half of the workforce. He also played a key role in the development of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a joint initiative between Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company.