President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority 
Chairman, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd.
Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group

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Managing Director, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd.
Deputy CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)

Mr. Khalifa AlDaboos has been the Managing Director of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. since December 2009 and is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for DAE Aviation Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of DAE based in the United States of America.

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. AlDaboos currently is occupying significant positions; he is the Deputy CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), a corporation mandated to supervise the investment portfolio of the Government of Dubai and Chairman of National Bonds Corporation PJSC. He is the Chairman of the Board for SmartStream Technologies and is also a board member of Executive Council & Economic Development and Emirates Investment & Development PSC.

Previously, Mr. AlDaboos served as Investment Director at the Government of Dubai’s Department of Finance.  He also held positions within the treasury, foreign exchange and capital market functions with Emirates NBD Bank PJSC.

Mr. AlDaboos, a UAE national, earned a degree of Science in Computer Information Systems & Management Science from Metropolitan State College in Denver.


Chief Executive Officer 
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise 
(DAE) Ltd.

Firoz Tarapore serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.   

Prior to joining DAE, Mr. Tarapore was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury at a global financial institution where his responsibilities included capital planning, funding, management of liquidity, interest rate and foreign exchange risks, and interfacing with rating agencies and the fixed income investment community.  Mr. Tarapore previously spent three years at a leading consulting firm in Bombay overseeing a diverse range of management consultancy projects.

Mr. Tarapore holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting and Auditing, Economics from the University of Bombay.