Qatar Airways Group has confirmed that, after 27 years of service, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, will be stepping down from his current position effective 5 November 2023
Al Baker was appointed Chief Executive in 1997, just three years after Qatar Airways launched and at a time when the airline only operated four aircraft in a regional capacity.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport.
“Under Al Baker’s leadership, Qatar Airways has grown to become one of the most recognisable and trusted brands globally, synonymous with customer service quality and the highest of standards. The national carrier of the State of Qatar has achieved an unprecedented seven-times win of the “World’s Best Airline” award, and its state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, which is under its management and operation, has also been recognised as the “World’s Best Airport”,” the airline said in a statement.
Al Baker will be succeeded by Badr Mohammed Al-Meer as Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways.