Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Obaid Al Hajri’s professional career started in 1980, when he joined Sharjah Airport Authority. Growing up the ranks in 2012 Dr. Ghanem became the Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority & member of Sharjah Executive council.
In addition, Dr. Ghanem Al-Hajri was elected to the following positions – Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) during their meeting held in November 1991 in New Orleans; President ACI Asian Region and as 2nd Deputy President ACI, Worldwide during the meeting held in New Delhi in Nov 1993. Vice-Chairman ACI at the Governing Board Meeting held in Caracas, in March 1996, and re-elected to this post at the ACI Governing Board Meeting held in Paris in June 1997. Chairman ACI at the General Assembly Meeting held in Geneva, in September 1999. Chairman ACI for two-year period 2000-2001 and re-elected for the same post for another two years 2002-2003. Member of the Executive Committee of Airport Council International (ACI) -1991 till 2014.
He earned his B.Sc. degree in Management from Woodbury University, California, USA in 1979. He obtained his Master’s degree in Airport Planning and Management from Loughborough University of Technology, UK in 1990. He got Doctorate degree in Air Transport with Cranfield College of Aeronautics, UK in 1997.