Board of Directors

Badr S. Al-Olama

Chairman

Badr Al-Olama is the Director of Aerospace at Mubadala Investment Company, which invests in high-tech manufacturing and integrated industrial services. Its current portfolio includes Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S) and Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad).

As the former Chief Executive of Strata, Badr was instrumental in positioning the aerostructure business as a global tier-one supplier to both Airbus and Boeing, forging partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and empowering young Emiratis to make up over half of Strata’s workforce.

Badr has also played a key advisory role in the strategic development of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a joint initiative between Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), which aims to establish a sustainable aerospace ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

As the previous President of the Harvard Club of the UAE and Chairman of a leading childcare company in the region - Bidayaat, Badr now serves as Chairman of Strata, board member of the UAE Space Agency, and a member of the UAE Ministerial Council on the fourth industrial revolution.

Nominated as a Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region by the World Economic Forum, Badr heads the organizing committee for the world's first Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative between the UAE Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that aims to transform and shape the future of manufacturing.

Badr started his career as an advocate and legal consultant at Habib Al-Mulla & Company, currently known as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al-Mulla. He holds a bachelor's degree in Shari’a and Law from UAE University (2002), and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School (2005). 

Badr Al-Olama is the Director of Aerospace at Mubadala Investment Company, which invests in high-tech manufacturing and integrated industrial services. Its current portfolio includes Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S) and Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad).

As the former Chief Executive of Strata, Badr was instrumental in positioning Strata as a global tier-one supplier to both Airbus and Boeing, and forging partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). He was also influential in helping to engage and empower young Emiratis, which currently makes up over half of Strata’s workforce.

Badr has also played a key advisory role in the strategic development of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a joint initiative between Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), which aims to establish a sustainable aerospace ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

He currently holds several prestigious positions, including being Chairman of Strata, a board member of the UAE Space Agency, and a member of the UAE Ministerial Council for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Previously, he served as President of the Harvard Club of the UAE and Chairman of Bidayaat, a leading childcare company in the region.

Nominated as a Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region by the World Economic Forum, Badr headed the organizing committee for the world's first Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative between the UAE Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that aims to transform and shape the future of manufacturing.

Badr started his career as an advocate and legal consultant at Habib Al-Mulla & Company, currently known as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al-Mulla. He holds a bachelor's degree in Sharia Law from UAE University and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School.

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