Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi is the Founding and Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A seasoned industry professional, Alnaqbi has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry and sits on the Board of several reputed international aviation companies.
He entered the industry as Vice- President – Finance & Administration with the UAE’s Head of State flight operations. In this role, he became involved with VIP air transportation.
He was the founder of Royal Jet, now one of the world’s most award- winning VIP aviation operators. It was then that he realized there was inadequate knowledge and misconception on business aviation in the region. In 2006, he began identifying stakeholders to establish MEBAA.
Alnaqbi was elected Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Business Aviation Council with effect on January 1, 2020. He is the first Arab ever to hold this post in the international aviation body.
Alnaqbi and MEBAA are also actively engaged in global humanitarian causes.