Board of Directors
President and CEO
Member, Board of Trustees
Amir ElSawy has been the chief executive of Noblis since October 2007. Additionally, he serves as the president, responsible for the general management and strategic direction of its overall scientific, technical, financial, and administrative activities. He was elected to the Noblis Inc. Board of Trustees in 2007.
ElSawy has extensive experience leading organizations and developing innovative solutions to some of the most complex challenges facing public sector enterprises in the following domains: national security, transportation, health and the environment. His work experience includes research and development, complex engineering of information and telecommunications systems, modeling and simulation, enterprise transformation using cloud and high performance computing, program management and acquisition of large scale systems. He has also earned an international reputation as a leader in aviation; informing domestic and international aviation policy. Under his leadership, Noblis was selected several times as one of the "50 Best Small and Mid-size Companies to Work for in America," and named one of the "World's Most Ethical" companies by the Ethisphere Institute.
Prior to joining Noblis, ElSawy was a senior vice president and general manager of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development of The MITRE Corporation. ElSawy served for seven years as the director of the Federally Funded research and Development Center (FFRDC) for the FAA. In 2005, ElSawy was elected vice president of standards and a member of the board of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He served as chairman of Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) from 2004-2006, and was a member of the FAA Research and Development Committee (REDAC).
ElSawy holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Master's in electrical engineering from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor's in electrical engineering from West Virginia University. In 2009, ElSawy was named EcoCEO by SmartCEO magazine and was named to the Washingtonian Tech Titan list multiple times. In 2012, he was elected to the George Washington University Engineering Hall of Fame. ElSawy currently serves as a Board member for the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).