Following years advising on airport acquisitions, Waleed joined in 2005
International Finance Corporation (the World Bank Group) in the area of airport privatization, then Abu Dhabi Airports Company as its first Strategy and Corporatization Director in 2007 to lead the corporatization and certification of its three airports before joining, in 2008, TAV Airports Holding as its first foreign director and Chief Strategy Officer. He now lives in Lisbon while advising international clients on aviation strategy and airport privatization.
Waleed’s experience includes the acquisition/buy efforts of JFK Terminal 4,
Brisbane, Bangalore, Madinah, Muscat, JFK and Newark Airports, Managua, Lima and Taif, and the structuring/sale efforts of the Jeddah Hajj Terminal, Amman, Abuja, Abu Dhabi, Howard Air Force Base and Antananarivo.
Waleed is a former board member of ACI Asia Pacific and past Chairman of the Economics Committee of ACI World. He holds Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, with emphasis on airport planning and design, economics and finance.