François Bourienne joined Abu Dhabi Airports as Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee in May 2021. He oversees all commercial activities across the airports group, ensuring that stakeholders and customers using Abu Dhabi Airports benefit from the company’s array of sophisticated commercial offerings.
Previously, François held the position as Chief Commercial Officer Airport for Glasgow Airport and AGS Airports. During his time there François successfully grew traffic and revenue for both Glasgow and AGS Airports alongside bringing new airlines, retailers and retail concepts to the airports. In parallel he served as Chair of the UK Travel Retail Forum and a Board Member of the European Travel Retail Confederation.
With a career spanning over 20 years, François was previously at The Nuance Group, a worldwide leader in travel retail. He began his career working in business consultancy with ORMIS, Accenture and Bain & Company.
François holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the business school INSEAD, alongside a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Law from EM Lyon.