Senior Management Team

Board Member & Chief Executive Officer

Brings two decades of experience in finance and investment banking, in regional and local firms across energy, real estate, trading, manufacturing, construction, education and tourism. Successfully managed multiple IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, restructures and equity valuations.

  • Board Member of Drake & Scull International PJSC
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Al Ain University
  • Board Member of Black Marlin Ship Management & Operation
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ali Abouda brings a wealth of cross-industry experience in accelerating companies’ growth, as well as strategic investment, value creation & business planning, handling mergers & acquisitions, and corporate governance. With more than 24 years of experience, Abouda has deep and extensive knowledge in driving organization transformation, capital restructure and leading the financial operations of industrial and energy businesses. Prior to joining Gulf Navigation, Ali worked in major companies such as P&O Maritime Logistics – A DP World Company, Topaz Energy & Marine,  Schlumberger, and also assumed consulting roles with Deloitte & Touche. 

  • Board Member of Black Marlin Ship Management & Operation