77. Adel Mardini

Company: Jetex
Designation: Founder and CEO
Nationality: Turkish-Syrian
Sector: Private Aviation

Mardini launched Jetex in Dubai in 2005. Today, Jetex has a network of 37 private jet terminals, as well as lounges and ground handling facilities in more than 25 countries. It employs 750 people. The company offers international trip planning, ground support, and concierge services. In 2022, it facilitated more than 71,000 private jet flights, up from 51,000 in 2021, and carried more than 367,000 passengers, up from 239,000 in 2021. Mardini is a board member of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association and an active member of the World Economic Forum and the Young Presidents’ Organization.