Romy Hawatt is a leading entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for cultivating innovation and transforming start-up and fledgling businesses into successful multi-million dollar commercial projects. He is also active in philanthropy and continues to develop and support various water, education, orphanage and other projects in the Middle East and Africa. He is a founding member of the Global Sustainability Network, which was launched with joint efforts of the Vatican and Lambeth Palace. It is a community and platform that has committed to delivering Goal 8 of the 17 Global Goals for the United Nations.
Romy Hawatt is credited with a major role in the development of the world’s largest creative/digital media educator, SAE Institute www.sae.edu which was sold in 2011 to Navitas and offers programs to more than 12,000 students in across more than 25 countries. He is also an experienced helicopter pilot and has taken his passion for flying to new heights building and leveraging his industry experience & profile in developing a new and unique aviation education model as the Founder and CEO of Airways Aviation. Romy Hawatt is one of the aviation training industry’s increasingly recognised players, offering accredited aeroplane programs (Ab initio through to ATPL) from well resourced and equipped facilities, located across four continents, to meet the exponential increase in the international demand for pilots. Romy Hawatt has resided in the UAE since 2004 and manages his global group of companies and general business and charity interests in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East from his Headquarters in Dubai.