Ghaith Al Ghaith
Chief Executive Officer, flydubai
Ghaith Al Ghaith is the Chief Executive Officer of Dubai’s first low cost airline, flydubai. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the airline and works closely with its Chairman, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Al Ghaith was previously with the Emirates Group, where he held the position of Executive Vice-President Commercial Operations Worldwide, Emirates Airline, from August 1995 until March 2008. Prior to this position he was Senior General Manager Commercial Operations Middle East, Africa & CIS from October 1994.
Al Ghaith began his career with Emirates as a Management Trainee in December 1986. He was appointed Deputy Passenger Sales Manager UAE in June 1988 and Deputy Manager Overseas Development & Marketing in August 1989.
He became Area Manager UK and Ireland in 1991, and General Manager Commercial Operations Europe and North America in 1993.
Al Ghaith, a UAE national, was born in 1963 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, USA.
Al Ghaith has a long track record in the airline industry and was recently named Aviation CEO of the Year at the 2009 CEO Middle East Awards.