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EDGE Group appoints Hamad Al Marar as new MD and CEO

The appointment underscores EDGE's dedication to accelerate its global expansion and strengthen its standing as a prominent player in the forefront of advanced technology and defence on the global stage.
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EDGE Group has announced the appointment of Hamad Al Marar as its new Managing Director & CEO, effective 1 February. Al Marar, previously the President of the Missiles & Weapons cluster within the group’s senior management team, brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills to his new role. He succeeds Mansour AlMulla, who, after a successful two-year managerial secondment to EDGE, is returning to ADQ Group.

Al Marar’s tenure at the helm of EDGE marks a pivotal moment for the UAE’s defence industry, as he leverages his proven expertise to guide the group into the next phase of its evolution. As one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, EDGE is set to diversify its portfolio of technologically advanced solutions and services under Al Marar’s strategic direction. His responsibilities encompass both the commercial and strategic aspects, ensuring EDGE’s expansion across multiple domains in the defence and civilian spheres.

Faisal Al Bannai, Chairman of EDGE Group, said: “Hamad is a much-respected son of the UAE’s burgeoning defence and advanced technology sectors, and brings with him tremendous experience and business know-how, having superbly led the Missiles & Weapons cluster as its President, and from his previous senior leadership roles within the industry.

“I am confident that he will lead EDGE into a new era of international growth as it further expands its capabilities and seeks new opportunities which will enable the group to achieve its objectives and take its place as a world leader in the design and manufacture of next-generation products, solutions, and services across the air, land, sea, and space domains.

“On behalf of all of us at EDGE Group, I also celebrate the major milestones reached by Mansour during his tenure, and thank him for his great contribution to its success. He has ensured that EDGE today is a healthy, innovative, and robust organisation with a solid reputation for technological excellence in advanced defence manufacturing, and for the development of its highly-skilled workforce. I wish him, and Hamad, the very best on their new paths.”

As EDGE Group embarks on 2024, it stands as a fast-growing and dynamic conglomerate of 25 companies. With an expanded portfolio comprising 160 advanced solutions and services, a diverse workforce of over 10,000 skilled employees from 88 nationalities, and a global footprint spanning over 50 countries, EDGE has positioned itself as a major player in the industry. The group boasts a local and international order book exceeding $5bn, with a third attributed to export sales.