Former Chief of Naval Staff UAE Navy, and Chairman, OPV Middle East
Our chairman retired from the UAE Navy after a long and illustrious career culminating in his becoming the Chief of Naval Forces, and since then Rear Admiral (R) Ahmed Al Sabab Al Teneiji has invested time and effort into establishing the OPV Middle East conference. Having once been a Chief of the Naval Forces, Admiral Teneiji was very keen to ensure the conference series catered for the specific needs of senior officers.
In particular, he has set out over the last three years to ensure there is a wide variety of countries participating, that the seniority of the officers is high enough to facilitate multilateral partnerships and high level strategic discussion; whilst ensuring all participants leave having made excellent new contacts, both in other navies, but also with the attending businesses which are carefully identified and present.
As the chairman of the Advisory Board, Admiral Teneiji has been identifying relevant speakers for invitation whilst lending his considerable knowledge to the themes the conference for the last four years. Admiral Teneiji has also been instrumental in bringing the event to both Egypt and Bahrain as a means to rejuvenate and constantly refresh the event.