Abu Dhabi Airports Company appointed former London Heathrow executive Tony Douglas to CEO.

In his new role, Douglas will oversee the multi-billion dollar redevelopment and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will boost its capacity to more than 40 million passengers a year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.

“Tony joins ADAC at a critical stage in the company’s journey to deliver an iconic air hub for Abu Dhabi,” ADAC chairman Ali Majed Al Mansoori said. “His leadership will take ADAC beyond this vast infrastructure project and on towards meeting our ambitious goal of becoming the world’s leading airports group.”

Douglas once served as CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Co. He is also former COO of international construction Group, Laing O’Rourke where he was responsible for project management for London 2012.

“This represents a challenge on a truly global scale with an opportunity to deliver one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects worldwide,” Douglas said.

ADAC, which is wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi government, operates and manages Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Bateen, Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island airports.