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Sanad Partners with Embry-Riddle University for Aerospace Leadership Development Program

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Sanad, a renowned global leader in aerospace engineering and leasing solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a prestigious institution specializing in aviation and aerospace education. This collaboration marks the commencement of the second cohort of the Sanad Future Leaders Program, aimed at cultivating the next generation of national leaders to drive sustainable growth in aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations.

The one-year leadership development program will offer immersive and practical sessions at both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campus in Florida, US, and in Abu Dhabi. Under this partnership, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide will curate a comprehensive curriculum tailored to the specific needs of Sanad employees.

The program will enroll eight candidates, with a significant representation of female leaders, showcasing their expertise in human resources, engineering, operations, and quality management. Participants will undergo rigorous training covering essential topics such as project management, business communication, strategic development, and financial solutions.

This initiative underscores Sanad’s unwavering commitment to talent development, aligned with the vision of its parent company, Mubadala Investment Company. Building on the success of the inaugural Sanad Future Leaders Program conducted in 2023 in collaboration with a prominent European business school, this partnership aims to enhance the skills and capabilities of Sanad’s workforce in the aviation MRO sector.

Upon completion of the program, participants will gain invaluable industry experiences and exposure to global best practices, further enhancing Sanad’s position as a leader in aviation MRO services. The announcement ceremony for the second cohort was attended by key stakeholders, including representatives from Mubadala and senior executives from Sanad and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of Sanad, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, “Our collaboration with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University signifies a pivotal step forward in nurturing talent and leadership within Abu Dhabi’s aerospace industry.

“This partnership drives innovation and excellence, essential for navigating the aviation sector’s robust potential. Equipping and empowering our talent to seize opportunities and drive sustainable growth ensures we meet market demands while delivering service excellence.”


Ebraheem Budebs, Group Head of Human Resources at Sanad, highlighted the program’s importance in fostering professional growth among the workforce, stating, “The Sanad Future Leaders Program is pivotal for our workforce’s professional growth, focusing on managerial and leadership skills.

“Teaming up with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for the second cohort elevates our technical staff, exposing them to global experts and integrating academic-practical knowledge for aviation leadership excellence.”

John Watret, Chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, reaffirmed the institution’s dedication to supporting the future growth of aviation, emphasizing the program’s role in preparing Sanad’s top talent to lead effectively in the dynamic global aviation sector. “Our collaboration with Sanad, a leading independent Aviation MRO company, reinforces our dedication to the future growth of aviation.

“With the industry evolving rapidly, the Sanad Future Leaders Program plays a vital role in keeping Sanad’s top talent agile and ready to lead in delivering outstanding service within the dynamic global aviation sector.”

The Sanad Future Leaders Program, launched in August 2022, continues to play a vital role in developing talent and grooming future leaders within Sanad, providing them with essential skills and knowledge to excel in leadership roles in the aviation industry.

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