Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the company in charge of operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain airports, appointed James E. Bennett as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Since 2003, Bennett was the President & Chief Executive officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) where he led a multi-disciplinary organisation consisting of over 1,400 employees operating Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International Airport, and the Dulles Toll Road.
Managing, planning and directing all programmes and activities of the MWAA - a quasi-public, stand-alone business enterprise with annual revenues of over $650 million - Bennett was, among other things, responsible for the execution of the $7.1 billion reconstruction and expansion of Dulles Airport; in addition to the $1billion that it has previously invested in Ronald Reagan Washington National.
An industry veteran, Bennett is all set to become the Chairman of the American Association of Airport Executives from next month.
Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman of ADAC, said: "Bennet joins ADAC at an important phase in its short history and I am confident that under his leadership ADAC will continue to develop into a world class airport company. He takes over from the acting CEO, John Stent, on June 1."