Adel Mardini launched Jetex in Dubai in 2005, with the mission to create a one-of-a-kind company catering to the unique needs of high-profile clients in every aspect of private aviation. His business philosophy encompasses delivering individually tailored services, from the moment of departure all the way through to arrival at the client’s destination and beyond, providing a complete luxury travel solution every step of the way.
Mr. Mardini drives the company’s innovations and strong global growth through his hands-on leadership and meticulous attention to detail. He embodies the spirit of developing a deep understanding of Jetex’s clients and the intricacies of the industry, while constantly inspiring the Jetex team to exceed their own ambitions and capabilities.
Today, Jetex serves an elite clientele through its extensive global network of FBOs and ground handling facilities in more than 30 countries and employs over 500 staff worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive range of international trip planning, ground support and bespoke concierge services, all delivered with the highest degree of quality, flexibility, and privacy.
A board member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), Mr. Mardini played a key role in its development. This pioneering body was instrumental in starting a dialogue between airport operators and the region’s governing authorities. MEBAA has helped shape local regulations to meet with international standards, as well as create extensive business opportunities in emerging markets.
Mr. Mardini is also an active member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), a global community committed to a shared mission of becoming better leaders through lifelong learning and idea exchange.
Demonstrating visionary leadership, Mr. Mardini has received international recognition for his outstanding efforts to elevate the industry’s benchmarks for quality, luxury and efficiency. He has been awarded Best CEO in the Private Aviation Industry by the European CEO Awards in 2019, as well as Aviation CEO of the Year by the CEO Middle East Awards in the same year.
A strong believer in corporate responsibility and giving back to the community, he is involved with numerous charitable activities and developed the first partnership by a general aviation company to champion and support electric aircraft for short-haul flights.
At present, Mr. Mardini continues to push the boundaries of excellence, with a solid ambition and relentless determination to take private aviation and the passenger experience to new heights.