H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa

With over 23 years of experience in aviation field, H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, is one of the leading UAE experts in airport management and air transportation sector.

In April 2014, he was appointed by The Ruler of Sharjah as the Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority and became a member of The Sharjah Executive Council. Since then the airport continued to achieve remarkable growth rates in passenger and flight movements. Currently Ali is heading the development teams with a mega expansion project for the airport which will increase the terminal capacity to over 20 million passengers which will be ready by 2022.

Al Midfa is twice elected Director of Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Region. He also holds several posts with international aviation bodies, including Chairman Sharjah Aviation Services (SAS), and Chairman of DUFRY Sharjah.

His commitment to social responsibilities in Sharjah enabled him to contribute back to his community. He is the Chairman of Sharjah International Marine Sports Club, the VP of Sharjah Sports Council and member of the Sharjah Higher Committee for Human Resources.

Under his leadership, Sharjah Airport continues to strengthen its position, being a global gateway to Sharjah in the UAE. With support from various international carriers operating into Sharjah Airport, Ali Al Midfa’s vision for Sharjah Airport is to implement the state-of-the-art technology to enhance the travel experience for the passengers and airport users.

Working in one of the fastest growing regions in the world, Al Midfa believes their excellent customer service tremendously helped in Sharjah Airport’s growth and they are ready to meet future challenges with innovations and creative solutions.