World’s Most Powerful Arabs 2019
Sun 30 Jun 2019 09:03 AM
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Company: Emirates Group

Designation: Chairman and CEO

He’s the most recognised name in Dubai’s aviation sector, having grown Emirates airline from just two aircrafts in 1985 to the largest carrier by international passengers, while simultaneously heading the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), which oversees Dubai International Airport and Dubai Duty Free operations, among others.

In addition, in his role as chairman of Dubai Airports, Sheikh Ahmed has been the force behind the rapid growth of Dubai International Airport, growing it into the busiest airport in the world.