National Experts Program | Ismail Ali Abdullah

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Ismail Ali Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing PJSC & Director- UAE Clusters, Mubadala Investment Company

Ismail Abdulla is the Chief Executive Officer of Strata. He is also Director in Mubadala's Aerospace, Renewables and ICT (AR&I) platform, one of four global business platforms within Mubadala Investment Company.

In his role as CEO of Strata, Ismail is responsible for strengthening the company’s and the UAE’s worldwide competitiveness in the aerospace industry, developing Emirati capabilities to harness the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and integrating local suppliers into the global aerospace supply chain. He brings a decade of experience in finance and business development within the aerospace industry. From his position at Mubadala, Ismail played a key role in the creation of Strata, acting as the company’s asset manager since 2009. He previously served as project lead for the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a multifaceted development supporting the establishment of a sustainable aerospace industry in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Ismail joined Mubadala in 2008 and has made notable contributions to a number of aerospace and engineering services projects. During his tenure, Ismail has held a series of roles within the AR&I platform’s business development team and has guided countless projects from conception through to delivery.

Ismail holds a master’s degree in Project Management and a bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology from Queen Mary University of London.