Subscribe Free
in People

Airbus appoints Mikail Houari as President for Africa and the Middle East

Posted 20 February 2017 · Add Comment

Airbus has appointed Mikail Houari, 50, as President for Africa and the Middle East region.

Houari, who previously served as Deputy President for Africa and the Middle East, brings to the position more than 25 years of experience within the industry at a global level. In his new role, he will lead the team to drive operations and future business across the region.

Houari began his career at Alcatel where he worked in Spain, China and Latin America, after which he joined Thales, focusing initially on business in Saudi Arabia, thereafter leading global sales of its SCADA products and services.

He joined Airbus in 2005 as Vice President for Latin America, overseeing the defence and space divisions from where he moved to the UAE in the same capacity covering the Middle East region.

In 2011, Mikail was appointed as General Delegate for Airbus Group, before taking the position as Deputy President for Airbus in Africa and Middle East.

“Mikail's extensive business and market experience will allow him to lead Airbus in the region and deliver on its objectives,” said Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus. "Under his leadership, Airbus will continue to expand its regional presence as new and existing markets emerge and evolve across Africa and the Middle East.”

Mikail Houari is a business graduate in Applied Commercial Sciences from Paris.  He succeeds Habib Fekih, who will retire after 30 years of service with Airbus.

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Why politics and technology must work together

Alan Dron learns about five global 'drivers of change' in the air traffic management sector.

Airbus and OneWeb Satellites start serial production

OneWeb Satellites has inaugurated its assembly line at Airbus' manufacturing facility in Toulouse to begin end-to-end validation, testing, and integration of its first satellites set for launch in just over nine months.

SITA: Technology boosts passenger satisfaction at baggage collection and borders

SITA has released a survey revealing passenger satisfaction is higher during the airline journey when self-service technologies are used, particularly at bag tag and collection, and passport checkpoints.

EAG host 'Wish Comes True' day as part of autism awareness

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) recently hosted 'A Wish Comes True' day as part of the 'Road to Happiness' initiative in support of autism awareness, in collaboration with the Emirates Autism Society.

TAV Group President Sani Şener listed among most powerful 10 leaders of the Gulf region

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener ranked seventh in the power 100 list of Construction Week Magazine, which is one of the most prestigious publications of the industry, in the Gulf Region. Şener has become the one and only

New airport to help the pilgrims progress

Work is under way to establish a new international airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia, to help meet growing demand for haj and umrah flights. Alan Dron reports.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
DAS BT1105161117Global Aerospace BT28218RMIT BT1631817Aviation Africa BT18418DIAC BT1105121117AIME BT1204240118