Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum

Company: Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority

Position: Chairman

Biography: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum is chairman of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority and Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

He is also the president of the Department of Civil Aviation, a position he has held since 1985, and CEO and chairman of Dubai-based carrier Emirates.

Al-Maktoum is deputy chairman of the government policy-making body, the Dubai Executive Council. He is a board member for several other government entities including the Dubai Council for Economic Affairs, Dubai Corporation for Government Investment and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority.

He is also vice-chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre. He is the son of the former ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum al-Maktoum, and uncle of the current ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

Contact: (+971) 4299 5555; http://www.dafz.ae/index.html