Qatar Airways announced appointment of new Group Chief Executive

New Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer
Photo Credit: Qatar Airways

The Qatar Airways Group has now announced the appointment of Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer to the lead role of Group Chief Executive for the airline.

This follows yesterday’s news that His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker is to step down from the position effective from 5 November 2023, after a remarkable 27-year tenure.

This pivotal moment will see the reins of this prestigious organization being passed on to Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who will now take over as the new Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways.

The Al Baker Era

Under the astute leadership of His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways has not only soared to remarkable heights but has also left an indelible mark on the aviation industry.

His vision and unwavering commitment have transformed Qatar Airways into one of the most recognizable and trusted airline brands globally.

Synonymous with impeccable customer service and the highest standards, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has achieved an unprecedented feat – winning the prestigious title of the “World’s Best Airline” an incredible seven times.

A Qatar Airways Airbus in special Expo 2023 Doha livery
Photo Credit: Qatar Airways

Excellence Beyond the Skies

In addition to these accolades, the Qatari carrier has not just conquered the skies; it has also made its mark on the ground.

The state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, managed and operated by the national airline, has been recognized as the “World’s Best Airport.”

This accolade is a testament to the organization’s commitment to providing a seamless and world-class travel experience from start to finish.

Unveiling the FIFA World Cup

One of the most significant contributions of the Qatar Airways Group under Mr. Akbar Al Baker’s leadership has been its role in helping deliver the best-ever FIFA World Cup.

This global sporting event showcased to the world the Group’s remarkable capabilities, its unwavering commitment to excellence, and its profound passion for bringing the world together through the power of sport.

A Qatar Airways A350 in flight above cloud.
Photo Credit: Qatar Airways

A Smooth Transition

As the airline transitions to new leadership under Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, it’s clear that the airline is well-prepared to continue its legacy of excellence.

The aviation world eagerly anticipates the new direction and innovative strategies that Engr. Al-Meer will bring to the Group as they strive to maintain the high standards and exceptional service that Qatar Airways has come to be known for.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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