Olivier ANDRIÈS – CEO and Director, Safran

Olivier Andriès joined the Treasury department at the French Ministry of Finance in 1990, where he oversaw major state-owned aerospace and defense companies. In 1993, he joined the cabinet of the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Edmond Alphandéry, as advisor on industrial affairs. In 1995 he moved to the Lagardère group as Deputy DirectorRead More

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the US Senate as the 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. As administrator, he has led NASA in advancing American aeronautic, science, and space exploration objectives since April 23, 2018. Under Bridenstine’s leadership, NASA launched its new human lunar exploration mission,Read More

Nick Leontidis – Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions

Nick Leontidis was appointed Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, in June 2013. In this position, he leads CAE’s two civil segments – Simulation Products and Training and Services. A CAE veteran, having first joined the company in 1988, Mr. Leontidis has held a series of increasingly senior positions in the company, much of thatRead More

Michael Chertoff – Chairman of the Board (BAE Systems) and Former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Michael Chertoff is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BAE Systems, Inc., the US-based subsidiary of BAE Systems plc. Chertoff was first appointed to the Inc. Board in March 2010 and appointed Chairman in May 2012. Chertoff is Chairman and Founder of The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisoryRead More

Michael Colglazier – CEO, Virgin Galactic

Michael A. Colglazier is the CEO of Virgin Galactic Holdings, a vertically-integrated aerospace and space travel company. Virgin Galactic is at the forefront of commercial space exploration and the development of technology that will change the way we travel across the globe in the future. Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Michael served as President andRead More

Mansoor Janahi – Chief Executive Officer, Sanad Aerotech

As the CEO of Sanad Aerotech, Mansoor is responsible for the delivery of the company’s industry-leading aircraft engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions for the global aerospace and aviation industries. Mansoor first joined the company as Deputy CEO in 2017 and has since moved to become its CEO. Through his leadership, Sanad Aerotech signedRead More

Warren East CBE – Chief Executive Officer, Rolls Royce

Warren graduated from the University of Oxford’s Wadham College with a degree in Engineering Science. He then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cranfield University School of Management as well as honorary doctorates from Newcastle and Cranfield. He became a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce plc in January 2014 andRead More

H.E. Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi – Chairman, UAE Space Agency

His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi was appointed as Minister of State for Higher Education in February 2016, to supervise the development of higher education and scientific research in the UAE. In October 2017, His Excellency’s portfolio was expanded to include Advanced Skills to equip the UAE youth with the necessaryRead More

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi : Founding & Executive Chairman, Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA)

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 enteredRead More