Abu Dhabi Airports Co appoints new chief exec
Former Abu Dhabi Ports Company boss Tony Douglas takes over top role
Former London Heathrow chief executive Tony Douglas has been appointed as CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
Douglas, formerly CEO at Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), will lead the transformation of Abu Dhabi’s international gateway through its airport expansion schemes.
The goal of the multi-billion dollar Midfield Terminal project is to boost airport capacity to 40m passengers a year – a critical element in Abu Dhabi’s vision to become a global commercial hub and thriving destination for international tourism.
HE Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of ADAC, paid tribute to Douglas’s experience and his track record of achievements, which includes the delivery of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, as well as leading the programme management team in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He said: “Tony joins ADAC at a critical stage in the company’s journey to deliver an iconic air hub for Abu Dhabi. I am confident that his leadership will take ADAC beyond this vast infrastructure project and on towards meeting our ambitious goal of becoming the world’s leading airports group.”
Douglas said: “I feel honored to be invited to join ADAC at this crucial stage in its journey to become a world leader.”
“This represents a challenge on a truly global scale with an opportunity to deliver one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects worldwide.”