Commercial Sales and Marketing
Middle East, Africa & Turkey
The Boeing Company
Omar Arekat is vice president of Boeing’s Commercial Sales and Marketing for Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Named to this position in May 2019, Arekat is based in the Middle East and oversees the sales of the company’s portfolio of commercial airplanes and related services in the region.
Prior to this assignment, Arekat served as Boeing’s senior sales executive in the Middle East for more than 10 years, cultivating important relationships with key government, customer and industry stakeholders. During that time, Arekat delivered fleet and operational solutions leveraging his background in engineering and expertise in airplane performance and economics.
Arekat joined Boeing in 1997 as a customer configuration engineer, supporting accounts in Europe. He was soon promoted to the position of regional director of Airplane Economics supporting a wide range of commercial airplane sales campaigns across the globe before coming the regional director of Marketing for customer accounts in the Middle East and Africa. During his tenure in the company’s marketing department, Arekat oversaw market analysis that guided product strategy and business development decisions.
Arekat earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.