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PAUL GRIFFITHS

Chief Executive Officer of DUBAI AIRPORTS
Paul Griffiths is the CEO of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of Dubai International (DXB) – the world’s busiest airport for international passengers, as well as Dubai World Central (DWC). Paul joined Dubai Airports as its first CEO in October 2007. A year later, on 14 October, he orchestrated the flawless launch of DXB’s Terminal 3 and on 27 June 2010 successfully opened the Emirate’s second airport, DWC. He achieved another milestone in Dubai’s aviation history on 2 January 2013 with the opening of Concourse A, the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility, and again with Concourse D on February 24, 2016. Paul also oversaw the historic opening of the passenger terminal at DWC on 27 October 2013. On December 20, 2018, Paul joined Dubai Airports’ Chairman HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in welcoming DXB’s billionth passenger. Prior to moving to Dubai, Paul was Managing Director of London’s Gatwick Airport. Before joining airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA) in 2004, he spent 14 years with the Virgin Group, working closely with Sir Richard Branson as a Board Director of the Virgin Travel Group, embracing the commercial activities of both Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Trains.
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