Matt Foster is the CEO of BAE Systems Strategic Aerospace Services WLL (BSL), BAE Systems joint venture company located in Doha, Qatar. In this role he is responsible for leading and growing BSL and reporting to its shareholders via the Board of Directors. Matt is permanently based in Doha, Qatar. BSL provides specialist manpower support to customer in Qatar, particularly aviation technical and maintenance manpower, and academic technical training manpower.
Matt was General Manager - BAE Systems Oman between 2014 and 2016, and was responsible for all BAE Systems operations within the Sultanate: providing support to customers across Land, Sea, Air and Cyber. Matt joined BAE Systems in 2002 and spent eight years in the Saudi Arabian business, including three in Riyadh, before becoming Chief of Staff for the International Operating Group in May 2010. Upon returning to the UK from Oman in 2017, Matt took up a two-year secondment as Executive Director – Strategy at the UK Defence Solutions Centre. For 2019 he was the Business Development and Strategy Director for BAE Systems Land UK business.
Matt is married with three young daughters.