Name: Gerald Lawless Title: Executive chairman Company, city: Jumeirah Group, Dubai Number of employees: 13,000-plus Recent project: I co-chaired the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Bangkok in May 2012; as vice-chairman of the WEF’s Aviation, Travel and Tourism Council, I work to promote e-visas worldwide. First job: Prior to hotel school, I worked for six months in a kitchen of the Great Southern Hotel in Galway, Ireland.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
Name: Titus JohnsonTitle: Vice president, sales and marketingCompany, city: airberlin Americas, New YorkNumber of employees: 9,300 globallyRecent project: Launching the first-ever direct service between Chicago and Berlin, to commence in MarchFirst Job: At 13, I worked Saturdays in a hardware store in the East End of London. I’m a dab hand when it comes to wood, nails, bricks and building fixtures.Little-known fact about you: I won first prize at a catering competition for making the best cappuccino in Sydney in 1992. I was a barista before I even knew the meaning of the word.