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Fernando Val Martinez

Chief Executive Officer – CEO

Mr. Fernando Val Martinez has started his career journey with the Military in Spanish Air Force both as a pilot and in management positions, where he shaped some of core values mainly respect, honesty, hardwork and teamwork. Later on, he joined the aviation industry as part of the startup team of an airline called Vueling. After 12 years, Vueling became a leading airline in the competitive European low cost market growing profitable from 0 to more than 120 airplanes. During these years, he had different positions in Operations, Quality and Safety, becoming eventually COO. The last few years he has lived here in the United Arab Emirates, as Group COO of Air Arabia leading the transformation plan to ensure a solid growth and increase in profitability. He has done his postgraduate studies at Harvard, IESE, Airbus and USAF. He has played a significant role in Organizational improvements in every role he played ensuring cost efficiencies and risk management as a key focus.

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Faisal Al Marzouqi

Chief Operations Officer – COO

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David Adebiyi

Director Civil ANS

Prior to joining GAL ANS as Strategy and Business Development Director, David had a successful and varied 20 year career with Helios and NATS.David has extensive Air Traffic Management having worked with several Air Navigation Service Providers, National Supervisory Authorities, Institutions and ATM system suppliers in Europe, Middle East and Far East.David has delivered many complex safety critical changes and strategic business initiatives into many airports, area control centers for customers across the globe.

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Ahmad Saif

Director – HR & Administration

Joining GAL ANS, Ahmad has held various management positions with Dubai Aluminum (DUBAL), Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) and Mubadala Business Management Services (MDC BMS). During his time with these Organizations, he has covered various functions within HR to include Organization Development, Job Evaluation, Compensation & Benefits as well as Payroll Administration and Employee Relations. His last job as the “Vice President – Payroll & Employee Services” entailed running and leading the functions for the Mubadala Group entities, representing a shared services center for more than 10 entities and almost 3000 employees.

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