After an illustrious 27-year tenure at the helm of Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the renowned Group Chief Executive, is set to pass the torch, marking a momentous change in leadership at the prestigious airline. In a significant announcement made today, Qatar Airways Group confirmed that Mr. Al Baker will relinquish his role as Group Chief Executive, effective November 5, 2023, and will be succeeded by the highly esteemed Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer.
Under the stewardship of H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways has achieved remarkable milestones, transforming it into one of the most reputable and trusted airline brands worldwide. The airline has become synonymous with exceptional customer service and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of excellence. Notably, Qatar Airways has earned the prestigious "World's Best Airline" award an unprecedented seven times, cementing its status as an industry leader. Moreover, the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, under the exceptional management and operation of Qatar Airways, has been consistently recognized as the "World's Best Airport."
Mr. Al Baker's tenure has been marked by the airline's unparalleled growth and achievements, exemplified by Qatar Airways Group's crucial role in delivering the best-ever FIFA World Cup. The event, which captivated the world's attention, showcased the airline's exceptional capabilities, unwavering commitment to excellence, and its dedication to uniting people from across the globe.
The transition to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer as the new Group Chief Executive signifies the continuation of Qatar Airways' legacy of excellence and world-class service. Engr. Al-Meer, with his extensive experience and visionary leadership, is poised to steer the airline into an exciting new chapter.
Qatar Airways Group expresses its deep gratitude to H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker for his tireless dedication, visionary leadership, and transformative impact on the airline and the aviation industry as a whole. As the airline welcomes Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer into his new role, the world eagerly anticipates the future achievements and milestones that Qatar Airways Group will undoubtedly attain under his leadership.