Salem Al Noaimi

CEO & MD, Waha Capital


Salem Rashid Al Noaimi is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Waha Capital PJSC. Waha Capital is an Abu Dhabi-based and ADX-listed investment company with interests in various sectors, which currently include aircraft leasing, financial services, healthcare services, offshore oil and gas services and real estate development. Mr. Al Noaimi is responsible for leading the company’s overall diversification and growth strategy across its business lines. His responsibilities include expansion through acquisitions, organic growth and the launch of new businesses, individually or in partnership with leading regional and global firms. He also guides Waha Capital’s contribution to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification and industrial expansion by ensuring the company focuses on priority sectors that will add significant value to the local economy. Mr. Al Noaimi has significant professional and executive experience in both the private and public sectors, including an extensive background in investment banking. He joined Waha Capital in 2004 (when it was known as Oasis International Leasing Co.) and has served as the company's CEO over the past 5 years. Previous roles included Deputy CEO of Waha Capital and CEO of Waha Leasing. In addition to his roles with Waha Capital, Mr. Al Noaimi has held various positions at Dubai Islamic Bank, the UAE Central Bank, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, and Kraft Foods. He chairs and sits on the board of a number of companies, including New-York Listed Aercap, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Dunia Finance, Anglo Arabian Healthcare, Siraj Finance, and Bahrain’s ADDAX Bank. Mr. Al Noaimi is a UAE national with a degree in Finance and International Business from Northeastern University in Boston, USA.