Mr. Thompson brings with him more than 25 years of international experience in various areas of airport management and operations, including ANS, terminal operations, strategy, and planning, in addition to infrastructure and corporate development. In his previous role as Senior Vice President – Development at Dubai Airports, Mr. Thompson led the development of Dubai International Airport as well as Dubai World Central. In addition, he was involved in the strategic planning of Dubai 2020 and 2050.

Prior to joining Dubai Airports Mr. Thompson served in a number of key executive roles across the Asia and Pacific regions. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Launceston Airport, General Manager of Strategy, Planning, and Development and General Manager of Assets and Infrastructure Planning at Melbourne International Airport.

Prior to this, Mr. Thompson held the positions of Director of Airport Operations and VP Terminal Management at Mumbai International Airport.

Mr. Thompson started his career in the aviation industry as a Principal Air Traffic Controller, and later on, he was appointed as Assistant GM for Airport Operations at Johannesburg International Airport.

Mr. Thompson holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategy, and Finance from the University of South Africa.

Bryan Thompson said: “I feel honored to have been invited to join Abu Dhabi Airports at this remarkable time, as we prepare to unveil our groundbreaking project to the world and further highlight everything our unique brand of Arabian hospitality has to offer. My focus will be to build on the strong foundations already in place, further cementing Abu Dhabi Airports’ role as a leading world hub and ensuring the company’s growth in constructive partnership with all relevant stakeholders.”