8. (3) James Hogan CEO, Etihad Airways Since joining Etihad in 2006, James Hogan has effected a startling transformation in the Abu Dhabi carrier’s fortunes to become one of the world’s leading airlines. The Australian confirmed earlier this year that Etihad will break even in 2011, and will fly to every continent by 2015. (ITP Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.