EDGE: Future Technology for Defence. Now.
Date: Monday, June 29, 2020
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Eastern
An introduction to the EDGE Group, a UAE Government Entity, established in 2019 consolidating more than 25 companies across the defence and aerospace industry to transform how we live, and ensuring a more secure future, this is what we do. We are EDGE; and our mission is simple: to bring innovative technologies and services to market with greater speed and efficiency. This session will provide insight to our structure, our companies and their capabilities and our collaboration models as we grow and expand, these partnerships play a vital role in our development strategies.
Director of Business Development – Platforms & Systems
Miles Chambers is Director of Business Development of the Platforms & Systems cluster, EDGE – an advanced technology group for defence and beyond. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving business development across the cluster and its entities. Miles possesses a wealth of experience in international markets and, more specifically, the UAE industry, which he is able to leverage to support EDGE in its domestic and export market objectives.
Prior to this, he worked at Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), an entity which was consolidated within the EDGE group. Miles has also previously overseen several of EDGE’s entities, namely NIMR Automotive, leading the international expansion of the business and the acquisition of Manurhin – a 100-year old French company specialising in ammunition manufacturing machinery.
Earlier, Miles served as Director of Business Development at Paramount Group, a leading defence and security company based in South Africa. During his 11-year tenure, he oversaw the organisation’s expansion into markets outside Africa, while also managing several technology transfer programmes.
Miles holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Corporate Finance and Information Systems and an Honours degree in Information Systems from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.