The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Name: Laurent Magnin Title: Chief executive officer Company, city: XL Airways; Paris, France Number of employees: 800 Recent project: Expanding service to the United States is our goal; in the last three years, we’ve launched service to San Francisco and Miami. We are also focused on opening service to additional cities in France. First job: I left school at 15; my father was in the airline business, and he put me to work. I started with Corsair and was there for 25 years. Little-known fact about you: I am crazy about trains. I also own 10,000 records; I love rock music.