In a historic announcement, Qatar Airways Group has confirmed the departure of its iconic Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, after 27 years of unparalleled service. Effective November 5, 2023, Mr. Al Baker will step down from his role as Group Chief Executive, making way for the highly esteemed Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer to take the reins as the new Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways.
Under the visionary leadership of H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways has soared to unprecedented heights, emerging as a globally recognized and trusted brand renowned for its exceptional customer service and unwavering commitment to the highest standards of excellence. As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways has secured a remarkable seven consecutive wins of the prestigious "World's Best Airline" award. Furthermore, the world-class Hamad International Airport, under its proficient management and operation, has consistently been honored as the "World's Best Airport."
The Qatar Airways Group's monumental contributions were most notably showcased during its pivotal role in delivering the best-ever FIFA World Cup. This grand event underscored the group's remarkable capabilities, dedication to excellence, and its passion for uniting the world through exceptional aviation services.
The impending departure of Mr. Al Baker marks the end of an era, one defined by exceptional growth and accomplishments under his leadership. His successor, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, is set to inherit a legacy of excellence and a company poised for continued success.
Qatar Airways Group has indeed set a benchmark for the aviation industry, and as the baton is passed to new leadership, the world will be eager to see how the airline continues to shape the future of air travel, maintaining its reputation as a pinnacle of quality and service.