Badr Al-Olama heads the organising committee for the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – a pioneering collaborative platform that is a joint initiative between the United Arab Emirates and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) that aims to transform and shape the future of manufacturing.
Badr heads Aerospace and Defence at Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), which includes in its current portfolio Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), Turbine Services and Solutions (TS&S), Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad) and Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC). Badr is the Chairman of Strata, TS&S and Sanad, and is a board member of the UAE Space Agency and EDIC and is also a member of the UAE Ministerial Council on the fourth industrial revolution.
Prior to his current role, Badr was the Chief Executive Officer of Strata and President of the UAE Harvard Club. He also led the strategic development of Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, a joint initiative between Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), which aims to establish a sustainable aerospace ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.
Nominated as a ‘Young Global Leader for the Middle East and North Africa region’ by the World Economic Forum, Badr began his career as an advocate and legal consultant at Habib Al-Mulla & Company, currently known as Baker & McKenzie Habib Al-Mulla. He holds a bachelor's degree in Shari’a and Law from UAE University (2002), and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School (2005).