Badr Al Olama
Badr Al-Olama is the Head of Aerospace and Defence at Mubadala Investment Company, a strategic investor in high-tech manufacturing and integrated industrial services. Its current portfolio includes Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S) and Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad).
As the former Chief Executive of Strata, Badr was instrumental in positioning Mubadala’s aerostructure business as a global tier-one supplier to both Airbus and Boeing, forging partnerships with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and empowering young Emiratis to make up over half of Strata’s workforce.
Badr has also played a key advisory role in the strategic development of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a joint initiative between Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), which aims to establish a sustainable aerospace ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.
Previously having served as President of the Harvard Club of the UAE and Chairman of a leading childcare company in the region - Bidayaat, Badr now serves as Chairman of Strata and Sanad, board member of EDIC and the UAE Space Agency, and is also a member of the UAE Ministerial Council on the fourth industrial revolution.
Nominated as a Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region by the World Economic Forum, Badr heads the organizing committee for the world's first Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), a joint initiative between the UAE Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that aims to transform and shape the future of manufacturing.
Badr started his career as an advocate and legal consultant at Habib Al-Mulla & Company, currently known as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al-Mulla. He holds a bachelor's degree in Shari’a and Law from the UAE University (2002), and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School (2005).