38. Ali Salim Al Midfa

Company: Sharjah Airport Authority
Designation: Chairman
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Airports

Al Midfa has been the chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority since January 2014. In February 2023, the authority announced that Sharjah had welcomed almost 13 million passengers in 2022, an increase of 84.73% compared to seven million in 2021. Flight movement also increased by 51.69% and freight handled increased by 21.2% in 2022 compared to 2021. Al Midfa is currently heading the development team for an airport expansion project valued at $517 million. This will increase the airport’s annual capacity to 20 million passengers by 2026. Al Midfa has 26 years of experience in airport management and is also chairman of the boards for Sharjah Sports Club and Sharjah Aviation Services.