Leadership

MEET THOSE AT THE HELM

To guide our long-term vision, GULFNAV has assembled some of the most respected business leaders in the Middle East – hallmarked by integrity, global experience and a progressive commercial outlook.

The Board

H.H. SHEIKH THEYAB BIN TAHNOON BIN MOHAMMAD AL NAHYAN
CHAIRMAN
His Highness graduated from the United Arab Emirates University, before entering commerce and business administration. Today, he manages his father’s prestigious portfolio of businesses and properties and holds several other key positions, including:
  • Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Insurance Company
  • Chairman of City Land Group
  • Chairman of Tamakkan Real Estate
ENG. ABDULLA SUBHI ATATREH
VICE CHAIRMAN & Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Graduated in Civil Engineering from United Arab Emirates University and holds an MBA from Al Ain University of Science and Technology.
  • Vice Chairman of TABARAK Investment
  • Vice-Chairman of Drake & Scull International PJSC
  • Board Member in Anan Investment Holding 
  • Member of Board of Trustees at Al Ain University of Science & Technology (AAU)
MR. AHMAD KILANI
Board Member, Managing Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee
Brings two decades of experience in finance and investment banking, in regional and local firms across energy, real estate, trading, manufacturing, construction, education and tourism. Successfully managed multiple IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, restructures and equity valuations.
  • CEO of Tabarak Investment
  • Board Member of Drake & Scull International PJSC
DR. ABDUL RAHMAN AL AFIFI
Board Member, Chairman of the Insiders Trading, Follow-Up and Supervision Committee & Member of the Audit Committee
Holds an MBA from the United Arab Emirates University and PhD in Project Management from the British University in Dubai. Successful entrepreneur, GM and CEO overseeing many high-profile business transformations and management systems.
  • CEO of TMKN Group - Abu Dhabi
DR. ABDULAZIZ FAHAD H. ALONGARY
Board Member & Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Holds a bachelor’s degree from the US and a doctorate degree in business administration. Brings a wealth of practical experience running and establishing successful businesses in many commercial sectors.
  • Vice-Chairman of Anan Investment Holding
  • Board Member and partner in a group of Saudi companies such as Bunyan Holding Company, BITS-Digital Solutions Company and Industrial Construction Technology Company
  • Board Member of Advanced Solutions for Special Needs based in the US
MS. MANWA ALAA AL BRICH
Board Member & Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Graduated from the American University in Dubai before studying post-graduate Art and Archaeological Studies at the University of Sorbonne, Paris. She completed her education at the House of Sotheby’s in London, gaining deep experience in international trade.
Graduated from the American University in Dubai before studying post-graduate Art and Archaeological Studies at the University of Sorbonne, Paris. She completed her education at th
MR. OMAR SAEED ALROMAITHI
Board Member & Member of the Audi Committee
Graduated from the University of Tampa in the US, with a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems. Has more than 20 years of experience in Management Information Systems and managing technical projects, and worked for several years as a Senior Protocol Officer at Diwan Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • Head of Marketing, Abu Dhabi Sport Council

Senior Management Team

Ahmad Kilani
Managing Director
Ali Abouda
Chief Financial Officer
Nader Muqbel
Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Yazan Maragha
Board Secretary