ATN Power 50-Adel Ali
The region’s low-cost king fully deserves his position on this list. Arguably more than any other individual, he has led the development of the no-frills aviation sector in the GCC states.
is a resounding success, churning out profits, constantly adding new destinations and even giving its new name to new start-up airlines in other Arab countries such as Morocco, with one in the pipeline in Egypt.
has also entered the package holiday business and now has its own hotel under construction at Sharjah’s international airport.
’s start-up in 2003, Ali held positions at Gulf Air and British Airways, but it is his current role that has turned him into a household name. He holds an MBA degree from Marlhurst University, Oregon, USA.