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    • Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group
      Over the past 25 years HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoumhas been at the forefront of Dubai’s remarkable economic development spearheading the successful expansion of aviation, which now supports 28 per cent of Dubai’s GDP, and more recently, formulating economic, investment and fiscal policies and strategies in support of the emirate’s overarching vision.
      HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum
    • CEO, Dubai Airports
      Paul Griffiths is Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of Dubai International as well as Dubai World Central, which will eventually be the world’s biggest, and best, airport.
      CEO PAUL GRIFFITHS BIO
    • Deputy CEO
      In 1999, when His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports envisioned creating leadership at every level across what was then Dubai Department of Civil Aviation, HE Jamal Al-Hai found himself at the helm of affairs, playing an instrumental role of translating that compelling vision into reality.
      Jamal al Hai
    • EVP Commercial
      Eugene Barry joined Dubai Airports in 2009 and has more 15 years’ experience in airport travel retail, particularly in the Middle East previously working at Dubai Duty Free, Dufry and Aer Rianta. Under his leadership, the commercial team spearheads Dubai Airports’ focus on the ongoing development of non-aeronautical revenue, fundamental to ensuring sustained profitability, vital to funding future development, improving customer service and keeping aeronautical charges competitive. Dubai Airports' non-aeronautical revenue streams include airport property leasing, retail, food and beverage, on-airport advertising, parking and transport, hotel and lounges, and concessions for inflight catering, ground-handling and fuel.
      Eugene Barry
    • Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
      Majed Al Joker is the EVP – Corporate Affairs for Dubai Airports (DA.) A senior aviation executive with over 18 years of experience, Majed is tasked to oversee important relationships and liaise with government departments and aviation authorities. He leads Dubai Airports’ efforts in fostering national identity and coordinating government and Dubai community initiatives.
      Majed Al Joker
    • EVP - Technology & Infrastructure
      Michael Ibbitson is Executive Vice President, Technology & Infrastructure at Dubai Airports responsible for making Dubai Airports an even more efficient business through innovation and the smart application of technology.
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    • EVP Strategy and Development
      Richard Talian has a wealth of experience in strategy and planning having held numerous senior management roles with major international aviation companies, including Virgin Atlantic, BAA and Menzies. He first joined Dubai Airports in 2008 as VP Strategy with responsibility to develop the airport master plan and business plan. His team ensure that Dubai Airports is well positioned to accommodate the growth in both passenger and cargo volumes in the decades ahead, turning strategic thinking into concrete plans and infrastructure both on the ground and in the air.
      richard talian bio