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Dave Davies

Strategic Aerospcace Manufacturing Advisor

Career History

With over 32 years of experience, Dave can be considered a veteran of the Aerospace Industry. He embarked on his career at the age of 16 as an apprentice with British Aerospace. He had held many senior roles across Europe, America, Middle East and Asia for the last ten years, where he was CEO of SME Aerospace, part of National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI), Malaysia’s largest Aerospace components manufacturer. As well as BAE Systems, Dave has also worked for Spirit AeroSystems (Scotland) and Mubadala(UAE). Dave has been involved in many new start-ups and has a strong record of recovering ailing suppliers.

With an extensive Network, Dave is well known and respected across the industry. More recently, Dave has successfully lobbied the Government for a stimulus package on behalf of the industry, and also acts in an advisory capacity to Selangor State Government on their aerospace policy. He is a founder member of MAIA, as well as sitting on the board of NAICO and EUMCCI Aerospace committee.

Skills and Experiences

Global Systemes Asia Strategic
Founder CEO, SME Aerospace Sdn Bhd
Founder and Member, MAIA