Biography

Nominee for Chairman


Sharief M. Fahmy

Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, Aviation Partners
AmCham Member for 10 years, currently Individual Member
U.S. Citizen


Sharief Fahmy was born in Troy, New York and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2008. Sharief recently joined Aviation Partners as their Chief Strategy and Operations Officer. Aviation Partners is on track to build the first ever international Heli City in Abu Dhabi. Previously he served as CEO of Middle East General Enterprises, a private holding company that provides business and investment solutions for companies in an array of specialties including Logistics, Services, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Aerospace and Defense. Prior to MGE, Sharief was CEO of Fairs & Exhibitions, one of the world’s most accomplished event organizers delivering world-class products, including the internationally acclaimed Dubai Airshow. Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Sharief completed with honors a 23-year public service career, where he served in the U.S. Government on U.S. Air Force Base Level tours, Joint Strategic Level tours at the Pentagon, the White House, Presidential Airlift “Air Force One,” U.S. Central Command, and as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi. Sharief holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from National Louis University. He has served as Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi for the past two years.