4. Paul Griffiths
Company: Dubai Airports
Paul Griffiths has been overseeing Dubai Airports since 2007. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the busiest international airport in the world. In 2022, DXB’s annual traffic jumped 127% to reach 66.1 million passengers, which is 76.4% of 2019 levels. The airport is now connected with 229 destinations across 99 countries via 88 international airlines. Other than DXB, Griffiths also heads Dubai World Central. Griffiths was previously a board member of the Virgin Travel Group for 14 years, and he was the managing director of London’s Gatwick Airport for more than three years.