H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa

His Excellency Ali Salim Al Midfa is recognized as one of the leading and pioneering Emirati aviation experts, paving way for a growing aviation industry, with 26 years of experience in airport management.

His Excellency Ali Salim Al Midfa became Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, and a member of the Sharjah Executive Council, following the Emiri Decree No. (13) of 2014 issued on January 16, 2014Since then, the airport has achieved significant growth rates in passenger numbers, aircraft movements, and air freight.

His Excellency is currently heading the development team for the airport expansion project, at a total cost of AED 1.9 billion, which aims to increase the airport’s annual capacity to 20 million passengers by 2025. The East Expansion project, one of the key stages of the extensive development of the airport, has recently opened.

Al Midfa holds many positions in several local and international aviation authorities and was elected as the second Vice President of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board in 2021. He was also elected as Chairman of Sharjah Aviation Services Company (SAS), Chairman of Sharjah Airport Travel Agency (SATA), and Chairman of DUFRY Sharjah.

Additionally, His Excellency is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Sharjah Sports Club and a member of several public and private organizations. He has been appointed as a member of the Supreme Committee for Human Resources in the Emirate of Sharjah, the board of Directors of the Sharjah Insurance Company, the Board of Trustees of Skyline University College and member of Sharjah Volunteering Committee.