Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi is the Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Alnaqbi has over 26 years of experience in the aviation industry. Since 2007, Alnaqbi is an elected member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and currently sits on the board of a number of International companies in the business aviation industry.
Alnaqbi began his career in the high-profile segment of VIP air transportation at Head of State Flight Operations, Presidential Flight, as the Vice President of Finance & Administration before diversifying his interest into business aviation with a specific emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa region. This culminated with the creation of Royal Jet in 2003, a business aviation venture of which he was the Founding Managing Director.
With his experience spanning Aircraft Purchase, Sale, Lease and VIP interior completion Alnaqbi’s knowledge base makes him a valued contributor to the business aviation industry. Through founding MEBAA in 2006, Alnaqbi has led the MENA region into a tremendous growth rate by breaking barriers for effective communication among members of the business aviation industry. His dedication to the field extends to humanitarian initiatives that benefit from a fast passed growth, such as supporting the World Food Program’s (WFP) fight against hunger through the creation of the Fly & Feed donation program in partnership with MEBAA. Alnaqbi is an eloquent speaker and has contributed to various industry forums and media pieces.