For the second year in a row according to the classification Ā«ForbesĀ»

Ahmed bin Saeed tops 2023 list of tourism and travel leaders in the region

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has issued Forbes magazine's ranking of the "Most Powerful Travel and Tourism Leaders in the Middle East 2023" for the second year in a row.

The list of 16 Emiratis highlights 100 leading travel and tourism leaders in the region.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed began his career in aviation in 1985, when he assumed the position of Chairman of the Department of Civil Aviation in Dubai.

In the same year, His Highness also chaired the newly established Emirates Airline, under which he launched the company with two charter aircraft and flights to two destinations from Dubai, while he currently heads the Emirates Group, which also includes dnata, the world's leading travel company.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver in Colorado, USA, and was honored by the Royal Aeronautical Society for his achievements in the field of aviation by awarding him a fellowship of the Society at the Farnborough Air Show held in the United Kingdom in 1994.

In May 2013 he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from City University London - Cass Business School.