20. Ghaith Al Ghaith
flydubai has a network of more than 110 destinations across 50 countries in Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. It operates a single fleet type of 76 Boeing 737 aircraft. Al Ghaith was appointed CEO to launch the airline in 2008 before it began operations in 2009. flydubai has since carried more than 90 million passengers. In 2022, it recorded $327 million in profit, an increase of 43% compared to 2021. Al Ghaith has more than 35 years of experience in the aviation industry. He previously worked at Emirates Airlines, which he joined in 1986.