A key person involved in the development of Dubai World Central, Dubai’s new aviation and logistics hub
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum
Company: Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Biography: Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum became president of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in 1985.
That year, Dubai’s carrier Emirates Airline was launched with Sheikh Ahmed as its chairman. He is now both the chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline Group, which also includes Dnata, the travel services and ground handling company.
Under Sheikh Ahmed, the DCA underwent a restructuring in April 2007, which resulted in the creation of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Dubai Airports as the owner and operator of Dubai’s airports. Sheikh Ahmed is president of the DCAA and chairman of Dubai Airports.
He supervised the launch of Flydubai in 2009. Sheikh Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver, in the US.
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