A senior figure leading the development of the Saudi Arabian airline industry
Sulaiman Abdullah al–Hamdan
Company: National Air Services
Biography: Sulaiman Abdullah al-Hamdan was appointed to his current role in November 2008.
Established in 1999, National Air Services (Nas) aims to be the leading provider of diversified aviation services in the region. It plans to list on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), but no date for this has been set. Nas operates a fleet of 23 aircraft. Al-Hamdan previously served as deputy managing director of local lender Sabb, where he was responsible for all customer-facing departments in the bank including corporate and private banking.
Al-Hamdan was appointed a board member of Middle East Specialised Cables Company in January 2008, Al-Sorayai Trading & Industrial Group in March 2008 and Saudi Hollandi Capital in May 2008.
He has also served as a board member for the Saudi Public Transportation Company for two years. Al-Hamdan holds an MBA from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, in the US.
Contact: (+966) 1217 1800
Company website: www.nasaviation.com/