Company: International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Designation: Regional Vice President for the Middle East and Africa
Al-Awadhi has been in his current role since March 2021, reporting directly to IATA’s Director General and CEO. IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing around 290 airlines, or 83% of total air traffic. Al-Awadhi is working with governments, their agencies, and the International Civil Aviation Organization Middle East to revive the region’s aviation sector. Before joining IATA, Al-Awadhi was with Kuwait Airways for 31 years, where he held roles including COO, Deputy CEO, and CEO.