Appointed by His Majesty the Sultan of Oman, H.E Naif Al Abri is the President of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the Sultanate of Oman, a position he has held since August 2021. Additionally, he is a member on the Council of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO). H.E Naif brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the organizations, driving its strategic direction and ensuring the highest standards of safety, security, and efficiency in civil aviation operations.

With a visionary leadership approach, H.E Naif has developed and articulated a clear vision for the CAA of Oman, aligning it with the broader goals and objectives of the organization. Under his guidance, the CAA has become synonymous with excellence, collaboration, and innovation, fostering a culture that empowers professionals to excel and deliver results.

One of H.E Naif’s key responsibilities is formulating and implementing policies, rules, and regulations that uphold the safety, security, and efficiency of civil aviation operations. Working closely with government agencies, international organizations, and industry stakeholders, he has played a vital role in developing and harmonizing regulatory frameworks, ensuring compliance with international standards while catering to the unique needs of Oman’s aviation sector. Through these collaborations, he has actively promoted industry growth and development, creating opportunities for innovation, research, and technological advancements to enhance operational efficiency, environmental sustainability, and the overall customer experience.

H.E Naif’s pledge to the field of civil aviation extends beyond Oman’s borders. As the 1st Vice-President at the 41st International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly, he has contributed to the global advancement of aviation standards and practices, advocating for the interests of Oman, and leveraging his expertise to shape the future of the industry on an international scale.

With a profound dedication to environmental sustainability, he passionately contributes to strengthen the Authority’s efforts to align with ICAO’s vision to collectively strive for a sustainable aviation sector. His active involvement spans initiatives such as the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), the long-term aspirational goal (LTAG), and the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), all aimed to encourage a greener future for the industry.

Alongside his unwavering commitment to excellence, deep industry knowledge, and strategic thinking, H.E Naif continues to lead the CAA of Oman towards new heights. His dynamic leadership style and ability to navigate complex challenges make him a respected figure within the aviation community, ensuring that Oman remains at the forefront of aviation safety, security, and innovation under his guidance.