Akif, GFA's Co-Founder and General Manager, has been one of the driving forces behind the company's success from its beginning. In the year 2000, he started working in the aviation business at Oman Airways, specifically in finance. Later, in 2006, he joined Etihad Airways as a finance manager, where he was crucial in establishing the finance organization and heading the airport division, which had a big $600 million yearly budget. He joined Golden Falcon Aviation's holding company (Houseoftours.com) in 2012 and has since played a key part in growing the firm to where it is now.
Before starting his profession, Akif received a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from XLRI Business School. He also serves on the board of directors of GFA's parent company, houseoftours.com.