Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

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Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Ahmad bin Said Al Maktouum.jpg
Born (1958-12-01) 1 December 1958 (age 57)
Dubai, Trucial States (now known as UAE)
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality United Arab Emirates
Education University of Denver [1]
Political Science[2]
Occupation

Chairman of and CEO 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 (m. 2006)
Mona bint Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum (m. 2008)[3]
Parent(s)
  • Sheikha Fatima bint Ahmed bin Suliman [4] (mother)
Sheikh Ahmed with Lula, former President of Brazil

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Arabic: أحمد بن سعيد آل مكتوم‎‎) (born 1 December 1958) is the president of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and Chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai World.[5]

Background[edit]

The youngest son of the former Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum (begotten at age 80), 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).

His career in the aviation industry began 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.[1][6][7][8]

He is believed to be connected to at least 14 Board Members in 14 different organizations across 14 different industries.[9]

His role in the transformation of Dubai into a global city hasn't gone unnoticed, and he was called "the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map".[10]

Personal life[edit]

He married Nivin El-Gamal, and they had a child together.[11][12] It was later reported that she feared deportation.[13]

He later married a "distant relative", a first cousin twice removed, which is a "local tradition" in 2008.[10]

Career[edit]

It is reported that American Express rejected him for a credit card.[14]

He was interviewed about the work he'll be doing for Expo 2020.[15]

On 25 October 2015, he issued a statement to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Emirates airline.[16] On 21 November 2015 he launched the DAFZA Innovation Strategy.[17]

In January 2016 he inaugurated the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre.[18]

  • President Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA)
  • Chairman Emirates Airline and Group (including dnata )
  • Chairman Dubai Airports
  • Chairman flydubai
  • Member Economic Development Committee
  • Chairman Emirates National Bank of Dubai ENBD
  • Chairman The British University in Dubai
  • Chairman of Dubai EXPO 2020 Higher Committee
  • Chairman Board Trustees Al Jalilah Foundation for Education and Medical Research
  • Member Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
  • Board Member General Civil Aviation Authority of UAE
  • Board Member Dubai Council for Economic Affairs
  • Chairman Dubai Supreme Fiscal Committee
  • Chairman Department of Oil Affairs
  • Chairman Dubai Supreme Council for Energy
  • Chairman Board of Dubai World DW
  • Chairman Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority
  • Chairman Noor Investment Group and Noor Takaful
  • Chairman Alliance Insurance Company
  • Chairman Dubai Air Wing
  • Chairman Dubai Aerospace Enterprise
  • Chairman Supreme Committee -Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
  • Second Vice-Chairman Dubai World Trade Centre
  • Second Vice Chairman Dubai Executive Council

Patronages[edit]

  • Dubai Quality Group (DQG)
  • Emirates Foundation
  • Dubai Duty Free Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Dubai
  • Dubai Terry Fox Run
  • Rashid Therapy Centre

He was announced a patronage by ATC Global. [19]

Honors and awards[edit]

Patrilineal descent[edit]

Ahmed's patrilineal descent can be traced back through the generations.

The line diverges from the Dubai Ruling Family at Saeed bin Maktoum and follows his eldest son, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

  1. Sohal
  2. Butti bin Sohal
  3. Maktoum bin Butti d. 1852
  4. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum d. 1886
  5. Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum d. 1906
  6. Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum, 1878-1958

The matrilineal descent of Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum can't be traced back past his mother Fatima.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum". The Emirates Group. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum". Dubai World. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Glass, Amy (15 June 2008). "Sheikh Ahmed marries Sheikh Obaid's daughter". Arabian Business. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ruling Family of Dubai current events 1: 2004 - September 2011 - Page 5 - The Royal Forums". Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Sharif, Arif; Hall, Camilla (13 December 2010). "Dubai Names Emirates Head as Chairman of Dubai World". Bloomberg. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum". Entrepreneur. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Last Updated: Mon, Mar 21 2016 | 5:02 PM | 27°C Dubai, United Arab Emirates . HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum". Arabian Business. Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum". Dubai Airports. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: Executive Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 21 March 2016. This person is connected to 14 Board Members in 14 different organizations across 14 different industries. 
  10. ^ a b Kerr, Simeon (12 September 2014). "Sheikh Ahmed: the man who put Dubai on the global aviation map". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 March 2016. (subscription required)
  11. ^ Herrmann, Joshi (28 March 2012). "The sheikh who loved me then left me with his child". EveningStandard. Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Gammell, Caroline (25 January 2010). "'Secret wife' of Dubai sheikh seeks UK asylum". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Angella (1 February 2015). "Agony of the billionaire sheik's secret wife who faces deportation and a husband who shuns his only son". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  14. ^ Steiner, Rupert (15 May 2008). "City interview: Sheikh al-Maktoum". This is MONEY. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Expo 2020 Preparatory Higher Committee: Interview". Oxford Buiness Group. Oxford Business Group. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  16. ^ "Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum issues statement on 30th anniversary of Emirates airline". eTurboNews, Inc. 25 October 2015. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  17. ^ "H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum launches DAFZA Innovation Strategy". Dubai Airport Freezone. 21 November 2015. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Inaugurates Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre". Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "CORRECTION – UBM EMEA: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Announced as Patron of ATC Global 2015". PR Newswire. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ernst & Young names UAE Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011". Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "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. [dead link]
  22. ^ "His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum". City University London. Archived from the original on 4 August 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  23. ^ "Olympic History of United Arab Emirates". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.