Akbar Al Baker
|Akbar Al Baker|
Akbar Al Baker in 2009
|Education||Economics & Commerce|
|Occupation||CEO of Qatar Airways|
Al-Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1997. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Civil Aviation Directorate of Qatar. He is also the former Chairman of the Qatar Tourism Authority. He is CEO of several divisions of Qatar's national airline, including Qatar Executive, Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty Free Company, Doha International Airport, Internal Media Services, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company and a member of the Board of Governors of IATA (International Air Transport Association).
Al Baker lead the development of Hamad International Airport, which opened its first phase in May 2014 and is now home to Qatar Airways. As of 2017 the airport services all inbound and outbound flights out of Doha.
Al Baker is a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association, and a non-executive director of Heathrow Airport Holdings.
- CEO' message on Qatar Airways website retrieved 24 February 2014
- Craven, Alistair (June 2006). "An Interview with Mr. Akbar Al Baker". Emerald Insight. Emerald Group. 22 (6): 25. ISBN 978-1-84663-012-5. ISSN 0258-0543. doi:10.1108/02580540610665499.
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