Candidate for Member-At-Large 2024-2026

Brian Long

Regional Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa
Boeing International Corporation

Member, Defense, Aerospace & Security Committee
AmCham Abu Dhabi

Citizenship: USA
Platinum Member

Candidate’s Statement

As a board member for AmCham Abu Dhabi, I will prioritize three key actions to drive the organization’s success. Firstly, I will actively engage with members to understand their needs and concerns, ensuring their voices are heard and their interests are represented. Secondly, I will foster strong relationships with government entities and stakeholders, advocating for policies that promote a favorable business environment for both American and Emirati companies. Lastly, I will spearhead initiatives to enhance networking opportunities, knowledge sharing, and professional development, creating a vibrant platform for members to connect, collaborate, and thrive in the Abu Dhabi business community.

Candidate Questionnaire

Candidate’s Bio

Brian Long is the regional managing director for Middle East and North Africa for Boeing Global. In this role, Long has responsibility to establish and implement the company’s strategic vision throughout the region. He also leads the company’s relationships with foreign governments and officials, industry leaders, media, policy and academic institutions.

Long’s previous assignment was senior manager and chief of staff to the vice president of Business Development for Defense, Space & Security and Global Services’ Government Services. There, he provided strategic counsel to the vice president and leadership team responsible for company growth in the defense, space and government services markets.

Prior to this role, Long served as the senior manager in the International Business Development organization, where he led a team responsible for ensuring sales objectives were aligned with all international air shows, exhibits and key international customer engagements.

Long returned to the United States in 2019 after two years as the senior sales and marketing representative in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to his time in the UAE, Long held positions in Program Management and Supplier Management. He also led a team of procurement agents in the execution of production contracts for multiple Boeing programs.

Long began his Boeing career as a procurement agent where he led offset projects in Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Long holds a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from Arizona State University with a concentration in international business. During his undergraduate studies he lived in Hong Kong and Shanghai where he studied Mandarin Chinese and logistics. He also holds a Global Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.