30. Raki Phillips
Company: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)
Nationality: Lebanese American
Sector: Tourism Development
Phillips has been leading RAKTDA for over three years. In 2022, Ras Al Khaimah achieved its highest-ever annual visitor numbers, with 1.13 million overnight arrivals. The emirate’s hotel inventory is presently at over 8,000 keys. $136 million is designated for the development of over 20 projects in partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Phillips has over 20 years of experience. He was previously a senior partner and senior vice president of development with the International Hospitality Consulting Group. He is also an executive board member of RAK Airport.