Stars of 2018
Sat 22 Dec 2018 10:25 PM
Paul Griffiths

Industry: Aviation

Company: Dubai Airports

Designation: CEO

In addition to the fact that he runs one of the world’s busiest international airports, Paul Griffiths is also building the next biggest, Al Maktoum International, which will eventually have a capacity for 160 million passengers. The CEO of Dubai Airports for the past decade has been involved in one of the fastest growth stories in aviation history with Dubai International Airport, which saw 74.5 million passengers in 2018. It is now aiming for an increased capacity of 118 million passengers. The airport’s smart gate technology dropped waiting times for passengers at immigration by 33 percent in October this year compared to last year.

Griffiths told Arabian Business in August that there is an opportunity to use technology to make the future airport experience much smoother for consumers in every possible aspect. Griffiths is also a vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Royal College of Organists.