In his role as CEO of Strata, Ismail is responsible for strengthening the company’s aerospace industry competitiveness worldwide while elevating the UAE’s aerospace sector. Ismail is committed to developing Emirati capabilities, equipping the nation’s talented workforce with the skills and knowledge to harness the technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), and integrating local suppliers into the global aerospace supply chain. He brings a decade of experience in finance and business development within the aerospace industry to Strata.
From his position at Mubadala, Ismail played a key role in the creation of Strata, acting as the company’s asset manager since 2009. He previously served as project lead for the Nibras Al.Ain Aerospace Park, a multifaceted development supporting the establishment of a sustainable aerospace industry in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Ismail joined Mubadala in 2008 and has made notable contributions to a number of aerospace and engineering services projects. During his tenure, Ismail has held a series of roles within the Aerospace, Renewables, and ICT (AR&I) platform’s business development team and guided countless projects from conception through to delivery.
Ismail holds a Master’s Degree in Project Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology from Queen Mary, University of London.