Managing Director & Enterprise Business Lead, Middle East 
Hewlett-Packard

Mr. Eyad Shihabi has been working as Managing Director & Enterprise Business Lead, Middle East at Hewlett-Packard since October 2010. Before his current role, Eyad was the CEO of Smartworld for almost 2 years. In February 2008 Eyad Shihabi took the helm at Smartworld as Chief Executive Officer to establish a Next Generation Services Provider, a unique player focused on ICT, Aviation, Visibility, rack & Trace and Smart Cities. Eyad Shihabi joined SITA in 2001 and was a Group Vice President over the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions responsible for building a business focused on meeting SITA's air transport customers' requirements for value-added solutions. Prior to joining SITA, Eyad held a number of key positions at Los Angeles WorldAirports over a period of ten years, managing its technology and telecommunications vision over four major airports in Southern California (Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, Van Nuys airport and Palmdale airport). Eyad left the Los Angeles World Airports in January 2001 as Director of IT and acting CIO to relocate to Dubai and join SITA. Eyad Shihabi has been an active player in the aviation industry over the last eighteen years and prior to leaving Los Angeles, Eyad served as vice chairman of the Business and IT committee of the ACI North America chapter.