Speaker Profiles

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

President

Emirates Airline

Tim Clark has been in the civil aviation business since 1972 when he joined British Caledonian.

In 1975 he moved to Gulf Air in Bahrain and subsequently in 1985 to Dubai where he became a member of the founding team of Emirates as Head of Airline Planning.

He is now the President of Emirates Airline which currently serves over 100 cities in 61 countries with a fleet of 132 wide bodied aircraft.  The airline has an aircraft order of over 160 units valued at USD$55 billion at list prices and this includes the largest order for the A380 of 58 units, the first of which was delivered in July 08.

Until March 2008 he was the Managing Director of SriLankan Airlines, the latter position resulted from Emirates' acquisition in April 1998 of a major stake in the airline.

Mr. Clark is Chairman of the Emirates Airline Foundation which he was instrumental in founding.  The Foundation strives to improve the welfare of disadvantaged children of the world.

Mr. Clark is an Economics graduate from London University and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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