Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Paul Griffiths is Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, with the responsibility for the operation and development of DXB and DWC.

Paul joined Dubai Airports as its first CEO in October 2007 and has since overseen a series of flawless facility openings including Terminal 3 at Dubai International in 2008, the emirate’s second airport DWC in 2010, the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility Concourse A in 2013 and Concourse D on February 24, 2016.

Prior to moving to Dubai, Paul was Chairman and Managing Director of London’s Gatwick Airport. Before joining airport operator 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. In the 1980s, he spent four years in Hong Kong developing the marketing, commercial planning and technology functions for Dragonair.