Hala Majeed Bio

Hala Majeed

Manager, Center for Innovation and Security Solutions 
Lockheed Martin Global

Hala Majeed is the Manager of the UAE Center for Innovation & Security Solutions (CISS) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing the CISS’ collaboration with the UAE government, academia, and industry. Through the center, she brings to bear the extensive technology, innovation, and subject matter experts of Lockheed Martin to address challenges facing the GCC.

Hala started her career with LM as the Operation Analyst (OA) intern at the CISS for a program under Tawazun Economic council (TEC) to develop the OA capability in the UAE. During the internship Hala supported both the strategic program management and the technical development of the content that was delivered to the customer. Hala was then hired as a full time LM employee making her the first Emirati local hire into an engineering role in LM GBD UAE, which was a very positive welcomed development in the UAE considering the highly promoted Emiratization plan. 

Hala is a graduate of the 2020 McKinsey & Co Qiyada leadership program, an initiative that develops promising young Emirati professionals in the UAE to achieve their full leadership potential. Hala participated in the year-long program that took select candidates through intensive trainings and practices of leadership skills related to their industry. 

Previously, Hala was awarded the Alnokhba Elite scholarship, a partnership between Abu Dhabi Education Council and Mubadala, a leading UAE government investment authority. Under the competitive scholarship Hala graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Minor in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona, in Tucson, USA. 

Additionally, Hala was the lead for the Lean In Abu Dhabi Network 2020 – 2022, a global organization that is dedicated to fostering women’s leadership advancement and workplace inclusion.