Mariam Musallam Al-Qubaisi

Head of Sustainability, Government, International & Communications


Mariam is the Head of Sustainability at Etihad Aviation Group. Before that, she worked as an instructor in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Zayed University where she taught Environmental and Natural Sciences. Mariam holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include water resource management, environmental policy, and innovation and technology management.

Mariam co-founded the Arab Innovation Network (AIN) in 2011, a youth initiative focused on inspiring innovative solutions to environmental and health challenges in the Arab region. As a member of AIN, she was actively involved with the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in the Middle East.

Aviation Sustainability Conference Agenda

25 November 2020 | 14:45 - 15:50 | Virtual Panel: Are Sustainable Fuels Economically Viable?

Since the COVID-19 oil crash, synthetic sustainable fuels have become 3-5 times more expensive than traditional jet fossil fuels. With over 80% of flights being grounded, airlines are forced to make cutbacks to reduce costs, which now poses the question, are sustainable aviation fuels a viable option for airlines? This virtual panel will explore the true costs and practicality of sustainable aviation fuels.

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