Mohamed Al Ghailani serves as the regional lead for Boeing’s Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships team covering, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa regions. His role focuses on scaling of sustainable aviation fuels and forming the right partnerships with stakeholders in the region to achieve industry wide aviation sustainability goals. He is based in Dubai, UAE and reports to Brian Moran, vice president Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships for Boeing Inter-national.
Mohamed joined Boeing in 2017 where he was part of the International Business Internship Program working with Environmental strategy team as well as the sales and marketing team in Seattle. During that time he gained hands on knowledge and experience on various aspects of the aviation industry such as aircraft design, production, handover, operations and airline economics.
After completing his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Mohamed was determined to follow a field that intrigued him and pursue a career focused on sustainability. Merging his passion for travel and aviation his skills in chemical engineering and his interest in sustainability, he completed his M.Sc. in chemical and environmental engineering in Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi. His thesis was on the topic of sustainable aviation fuel production using salt tolerant plants in arid conditions.
One of his most memorable experiences is working with the Dalai Lama Center in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an energy poverty workshop in Ladakh, India. He also started his company during the pandemic in 2020 to support the completion of solar energy projects in the Sultanate of Oman. As part of his philanthropic work, Mohamed served as a board member for Beacon of Hope which is a non-profit focused on light and literacy in refugee camps around the world and is an alumnus of the Young Future energy Leaders Program.
Having lived in seven countries and visited more than fifty, Mohamed enjoys learning about cultures, geopolitics and trying different cuisines.