Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

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Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Ahmad bin Said Al Maktouum.jpg
Born (1958-12-22) 22 December 1958 (age 55)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality Emirati
Occupation

Chairman of Emirates Airline, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Dubai World, flydubai, Noor Islamic Bank PJSC,

Noor Investment Group LLC, Noor Takaful General PJSC, and Noor Takaful Family PJSC
Spouse(s) Nivin El Gamal, and Mona bint Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum
Children Saeed bin Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Sheikh Ahmed with Lula, former President of Brazil

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Arabic: أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم‎) (born 1958) is the president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World.[1]

Background[edit]

He is the son of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, the brother of former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the uncle of the current Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (though he is nine years younger than him). He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Denver.[2]

He started in the aviation industry in 1985 when he was appointed President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) – the governing body that oversaw the activities of Dubai International and Dubai Duty Free, among others. Emirates, the national carrier, was launched at the same time and he was appointed chairman.[2]

Career[edit]

  • President Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA)[3]
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group, including dnata[3]
  • Chairman Dubai Airports[3]
  • Chairman flydubai[4]
  • Board Member – General Civil Aviation Authority of UAE[5]
  • Second Vice Chairman Dubai Executive Council[6]
  • Chairman Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee[7]
  • Board of Directors Investment Corporation of Dubai ICD
  • Chairman Department of Oil Affairs and
  • Chairman Supreme Council for Energy
  • Chairman Board of Dubai World
  • Chairman Economic Development Committee
  • Board Member Dubai Council for Economic Affairs
  • Chairman Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority
  • Chairman Emirates National Bank of Dubai ENBD
  • Chairman Noor Investment Group and Noor Takaful
  • Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Chairman Alliance Insurance Company
  • Chairman The British University in Dubai
  • Chairman Dubai Air Wing
  • Chairman Dubai Aerospace Enterprises
  • Chairman Supreme Committee -Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment (consisting of Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises)
  • Chairman Executive Authority for Expo 2020
  • Chairman of Dubai

Patronages[edit]

  • Emirates Foundation
  • Dubai Duty Free Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Dubai
  • Dubai Terry Fox Run
  • Rashid Therapy Centre

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur (the Legion of Honour) the highest French civilian award
  • Verfassungsportugaleser, for outstanding services to the City of Hamburg
  • Ernst & Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the UAE.
  • Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Personality of the Year 2012 Award.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, he married the daughter of Sheikh Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum.[9] Arabian Business ranked him as the worlds second most powerful Arab in 2013, followed by Mo Farah.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed Replaces bin Sulayem as Dubai World Head". Bloomberg. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum". The Emirates Group. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Shroff, Ruchi (8 April 2013). "Making the Move to DWC's Al Maktoum International". Arabian Supply Chain. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Basit, Abdul (1 April 2013). "Flydubai sees 2013 another year of remarkable success". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board Of Directors". General Civil Aviation Authority UAE. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "EDC reviews real estate development policies". Gulfbase. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  7. ^ McGinley, Shane (15 February 2012). "Dubai real estate demand to increase in 2012 – official". Arabian Business. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum accepts Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Personality of the Year 2012 Award". Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed marries Sheikh Obaid's daughter". Arabian Business. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Power 500 2013 Arabian Business