About Us

At IBG, our mission is to be the leading consultancy firm in the air traffic management industry, delivering exceptional expertise, innovative solutions, and strategic guidance to our clients.
About

Next Level of Air Traffic Management.

We are dedicated to enhancing safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the global airspace, enabling seamless and reliable air transportation for the benefit of passengers, airlines, airports, and air navigation service providers.

By embracing our mission and values, we aim to make a positive impact on the air traffic management industry. We are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of airspace management, improve operational efficiency, enhance safety, and shape a sustainable future for air transportation. Together, we strive to create a connected, efficient, and safe global airspace system that meets the needs of the present and future generations.

Mission & vision

leading consultancy firm in the air traffic management industry

At IBG, our mission is to be the leading consultancy firm in the air traffic management industry, delivering exceptional expertise, innovative solutions, and strategic guidance to our clients.

We are dedicated to enhancing safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the global airspace, enabling seamless and reliable air transportation to benefit passengers, airlines, airports, and air navigation service providers.

By embracing our mission and values, we aim to impact the air traffic management industry positively. 

Values

EXCELLENCE

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

COLLABORATION

We believe in the power of collaboration.

INTEGRITY

Integrity is at the core of our business.

INNOVATION

We embrace innovation as a driving force for progress.

CLIENT-CENTRIC

Our clients are at the center of everything we do.

CLIENTS

Trusted by Our Clients and Partners

IBG’s commitment to transparency, neutrality, and international best practices has resulted in strong relationships with our clients. 

CERTIFICATIONS

Contributing to positive environmental impact

Our environmental subject matter experts play a transversal role in the organization & make sure that all our initiatives contribute to positive environmental impact e.g. reduced (CO2) emissions & fuel consumption.

Team

A team of experts, dedicated to your success.

  • Ulf Rudebark

    Group CEO

    Ulf Rudebark

    Group CEO

    Ulf Rudebark embarked on his professional journey as a Command & Control Officer (C4I) in the esteemed Swedish Airforce, specializing in radar technology, datalink communication, surveillance, and mission control of fighter aircraft. With a decade of service to his credit, Ulf transitioned to the private sector, joining the renowned defense company, SAAB AB. During his tenure at SAAB, Ulf focused on international endeavors, demonstrating his expertise in Project Management and Marketing & Sales, particularly in C4I products and the Gripen fighter jet. His contributions extended globally, including a pivotal role as COO in India for the final four years of his SAAB tenure. In 2016, Ulf's talent attracted the attention of The Swedish Trade & Invest Council, where he played a crucial role in enhancing Swedish export activities within the defense and aviation sectors. His leadership was instrumental in spearheading significant government support programs, overseeing business cases exceeding EUR 100 million. In May 202, Ulf assumed the role of CEO at IBG, bringing his wealth of experience and strategic acumen to lead the company forward.
  • Karim Braham

    CEO - MEA Region

    Karim Braham

    CEO - MEA Region

    Karim Braham, with over 30 years of dedicated service in the aviation industry, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Commencing his career in 1991 as an Air Traffic Controller, Karim quickly ascended through the ranks, taking on roles such as Airport Manager and Air Navigation Safety Manager. Karim joined IBG on April 2020 as the CEO for Middle East and Africa. His extensive journey in aviation includes pivotal responsibilities mandated by civil aviation authorities, where he spearheaded audits, ratified processes, and certification procedures. Karim's profound knowledge and hands-on experience have been instrumental in ensuring compliance with international standards, reflecting his commitment to maintaining the highest levels of safety and operational efficiency. With a remarkable track record on an international scale, Karim stands as a seasoned professional known for his invaluable contributions to the aviation sector. His multifaceted roles and commitment to excellence make him a trusted and respected figure in the aviation community.
  • Deya Gebara

    Managing Director

    Deya Gebara

    Managing Director

    Deya Gebara has been Managing Director (MD) of our Independent Business Group (IBG) UAE branch since its opening in 2022 and is responsible for IBG’s Aviation and Airport sectors across the Middle East and Africa. IBG’s clients include ANSP’s, airlines and airports as well as specialised system providers. Previously upon joining IBG in 2019, he was IBG Global Project Director. In this position he led all of IBG’s projects in the region transforming the way IBG deliver projects of the future. Deya has been involved in the Aviation Industry for the past 20 years and has wide-ranging experience in complex projects with success across the UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Australia, Europe and India. A pro-active and results driven director who has brought his invaluable aviation and operations knowledge to the IBG team. He holds a Master of Science - MS focused in Project Management from The University of Salford.
  • Helena Butén Langlet

    Head of Administration

    Helena Butén Langlet

    Head of Administration

  • John Van Hoogstraten

    ANS Director

  • Jan-Olof  Ehk

    Safety & Quality Director

    Jan-Olof  Ehk

    Safety & Quality Director

  • Sami Lariani

    Senior ATM and Regulatory Expert

    Sami Lariani

    Senior ATM and Regulatory Expert

    With a foundation as an air traffic controller spanning over a decade, Sami ascended to roles of leadership, including directorship of ATC units and other senior positions within ATM and airport operations. Over nearly three decades, he has amassed extensive international experience as an Air Navigation safety inspector, auditor, project manager, and expert in Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) and airport operations. His expertise serves as a cornerstone for our aviation consultancy firm, providing invaluable insights and guidance to clients worldwide.
  • Keith Marshall

    Senior Project Manager

    Keith Marshall

    Senior Project Manager

    Keith Marshall is a seasoned professional with a distinguished career in the aviation and aerospace industry spanning over 45 years. His wealth of experience and leadership skills have earned him membership of the Institute of Directors and several Company Directorships. Following his retirement in 2019, he chose to lend his expertise to IBG Sweden, eventually assuming the role of Programme Manager for the QFIR Project in Qatar, where he played a pivotal role in its successful execution. Subsequently, Keith transitioned to the Sharjah International Airport Expansion Project in Sharjah, where he undertook the role of Project Director, overseeing Design Services and Construction Supervision.
  • Jemimah Jarder

    Office Manager – MEA

    Jemimah Jarder

    Office Manager – MEA

    Jemimah Jarder has been with Independent Business Group (IBG) since October 2020, serving as the Office Manager. In her role, she oversees operations in the Qatar and Dubai branch offices, as well as the Qatar Free Zone subsidiary. With a dynamic background in the Airport Industry spanning 16 years, Jem brings a wealth of experience in the different aspect of the business operations from administration, sales, project coordination & management and after sales/service operations. She holds degrees in both Psychology and Business Management, a unique blend that enriches her approach to organizational challenges within the company. With her wealth of experience, personality and educational background, she is well-equipped to contribute to the success of the company.
  • Khaled Atta

    Marketing & Sales Vice President

    Khaled Atta

    Marketing & Sales Vice President

    Khaled Atta brings over twenty years of aviation industry experience to the table, having held pivotal positions within airport organizations, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), and across the broader industry landscape. Beyond his professional roles, Khaled has been an active contributor to various working groups at EUROCONTROL and ICAO, shaping international aviation standards and practices with his expertise. His adeptness in sales and marketing has been instrumental in driving revenue growth, fostering robust customer relationships, and implementing innovative marketing strategies to enhance brand visibility and market positioning for his employers. Widely acknowledged for his strategic vision in aviation, Khaled's leadership and nuanced grasp of market dynamics have been integral to the achievements of the organizations he's been associated with.
  • Rafael Aguardo

    Tender Delivery Director

    Rafael Aguardo

    Tender Delivery Director

  • Mohammad Abu Geras

    Sales Director - MEA Region

    Mohammad Abu Geras

    Sales Director - MEA Region

    Mohammad Abu Geras joined Independent Business Group (IBG) UAE branch in 2024 as Sales Director for the MEA Region. He brings over a decade of invaluable experience in aviation solution sales, specialising in the dynamic markets of the Middle East and Africa. With a proven track record of success over a variety of solutions in varying business environments, Mohammad has established himself as a trusted leader in the industry. Mohammad continues to leverage his extensive network and industry knowledge to drive business development initiatives and expand the company's presence in the region. His dedication to customer satisfaction and his ability to navigate complex market dynamics make him an invaluable asset to both clients and colleagues alike. Mohammad's commitment to excellence and passion for delivering results have earned him a reputation for surpassing targets and exceeding expectations. His collaborative approach, combined with a keen business acumen, enables him to identify opportunities and tailor solutions that address the unique needs of each client. Mohammad holds a MBA from Manchester Business School and a B. Eng(Electrical) from Curtin University. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures, reflecting his passion for aviation and global connectivity.
  • Maha Essoussi

    Marketing & Communications Officer

    Maha Essoussi

    Marketing & Communications Officer

  • Hamza Ben Tanfous

    Chief Financial Officer

    Hamza Ben Tanfous

    Chief Financial Officer

    Hamza, a chartered accountant, brings over nine years of diverse experience spanning external and internal audit, as well as consulting, garnered at Deloitte. With an additional three years serving as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of IBG Qatar, he has demonstrated expertise across varied fields. As a Senior Manager, Hamza spearheaded audit reviews and provided invaluable assistance to companies in enhancing their internal control procedures. A graduate of HEC Carthage University, he has been registered with the chartered accountant board of Tunisia since 2020. Hamza's wealth of experience and meticulous approach make him an asset to our consultancy firm, ensuring our clients receive top-notch financial guidance and support.
  • Zineb Boukhada

    Accounting

    Zineb Boukhada

    Accounting

  • Raymond Yasser Chio

    Commercial and Contracts Manager

    Raymond Yasser Chio

    Commercial and Contracts Manager

    Raymond Yasser N. Chio, a seasoned Contracts & Commercial Manager with over 25 years of rich professional experience, boasts an extensive period of more than 15 years working in the Middle East's dynamic commercial sector. A graduate of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) in the Philippines, the oldest university in Asia, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from this prestigious institution. His academic journey continued as he pursued legal studies, obtaining his Bachelor of Laws from Notre Dame University in Cotabato City, Philippines. Currently, Raymond is enhancing his legal expertise by pursuing a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law at the University of Salford in Manchester, an education that is particularly relevant to his specialization in commercial contract management. This unique blend of commerce and legal expertise is particularly relevant to the intricate nature of large-scale infrastructure and development projects. Raymond's adeptness in comprehending and navigating the complexities of these projects is a testament to his diverse educational and professional background. Since joining IBG in May 2021, Raymond has demonstrated his proficiency in handling various types of contracts, including those as complex and specialized as FIDIC and JCT contracts, which are often used in large-scale construction projects like airports, railways, and highways. His role involves not only negotiating and ensuring compliance with these contracts but also effectively managing risks and administering contracts to guarantee successful project completion. But Raymond is more than just his professional achievements. As an active member of the Beta Sigma Fraternity, a brotherhood of scholars since 1946, he embodies a commitment to lifelong learning, professional growth, and the fostering of scholarly values. Raymond’s blend of extensive international experience, robust academic background, and a deep-seated commitment to excellence makes him an invaluable asset to our team and positions him as a key player in contract administration and as a trusted advisor in contractual matters. Especially in guiding the successful execution and management of significant infrastructure projects.
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