25. Al Obaid Fadl Almoula, general manager, Sudan Airways
As general manager of Sudan Airways, Al Obaid Fadi Almoula has struggled with a limited fleet of nine aircraft, including Airbus A300, A310 and A320s, as well as the Fokker 50, which together have an average age of 20.2 years. The lack of modern aircraft has created a number of challenges in recent years, for example Sudan’s CAA grounded the airline for a month due to breaking operations and administrational rules in June 2008 – although not related to the carrier’s accident in the same month - while Sudan airlines were placed on the European Union blacklist in March 2010. Unfortunately, without any aircraft on order, the situation is unlikely to be rectified in the short-term.