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Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

1. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Company: The Emirates Group

Designation: Chairman and Chief Executive

Country: U.A.E.

Nationality: Emirati

Sector: Aviation

Al Maktoum became the chairman of Emirates Airlines in 1985. Today, he has over 35 years of experience and oversees more than 75,145 employees. The Emirates Group recorded revenues of $6.7 billion in the first half of the 2021/22 financial year. As of March 2021, the airline was flying to 157 destinations around the world and operating a fleet of 259 aircraft. Al Maktoum is also the chairman of the boards for the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, Dubai Airports, Emirates NBD, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, the Alliance Insurance Company, and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.