Bryan Thompson Appointed CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports

Bryan Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Abu Dhabi Airports.

Mr. Thompson brings with him more than 25 years of international experience in various areas of airport management and operations. In his previous role as Senior Vice President – Development at Dubai Airports, Mr. Thompson led the development of Dubai International Airport as well as Dubai World Central. In addition, he was involved in the strategic planning of Dubai 2020 and 2050.

Prior to joining Dubai Airports Mr. Thompson served in a number of key executive roles across the Asia and Pacific regions. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Launceston Airport, General Manager of Strategy, Planning and Development and General Manager of Assets and Infrastructure Planning at Melbourne International Airport. Prior to this, he held the positions of Director of Airport Operations and VP Terminal Management at Mumbai International Airport.

Mr. Thompson started his career in the aviation industry as a Principal Air Traffic Controller, and later on he was appointed as Assistant GM for Airport Operations at Johannesburg International Airport. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategy and Finance from the University of South Africa.