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Ahmad Bin Adi Appointed CEO of Al Taif Technical Services

Al Taif Technical Services PJSC, a leading Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services provider for defense-related systems, wholly owned by Mubadala, announced today the appointment of Ahmad Mohamed Bin Adi as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


Ahmad was promoted to the role of CEO having worked with Al Taif as Performance Director since its establishment in 2006. Former Al Taif CEO, Cyril Asaad Arar, will now serve as the head of the defense services portfolio for Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala.

Prior to joining Al Taif, Ahmad worked with the UAE Armed Forces in the areas of Maintenance, Studies and Contracts. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University at University Park, USA, and a Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management from The American University of Sharjah, UAE. Ahmad is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Commenting on the appointment, Homaid Al Shemmari, CEO of Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala, said:

“Cyril has played an integral part in the establishment and success of Al Taif, sustaining a strong partnership with the UAE Armed Forces, and working with local vocational institutions to sponsor and train Emirati technicians to work at Al Taif. We are certain Ahmad’s skills and expertise will bring further successes to Al Taif.”

Ahmad Bin Adi commented:

“As CEO, I look forward to driving Al Taif’s development into a Center of Excellence for comprehensive life cycle support of defense systems in the region, while maintaining a close relationship with our most important customer, the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. We have a team of highly-skilled professionals in place, and I look forward to working with local institutions to grow our Emirati talent further,”

Former CEO of Al Taif and current Head of Defense Services for Aerospace and Engineering Services at Mubadala, Cyril Arar added:

“I have worked closely with Ahmad for many years, and he is a huge asset to Al Taif. His dedication and knowledge of the business and industry will ensure Al Taif meets its targets and continues growing successfully.”