Akbar Al Baker

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Akbar Al Baker
Akbar Al Baker
Akbar Al Baker in 2009
Born 1960
Doha, Qatar
Residence Doha
Nationality Qatar
Education Economics & Commerce
Occupation CEO of Qatar Airways
Years active 1997-present
Home town Doha
Website www.qatarairways.com/global/en/ceo-message.page

Akbar Al Baker (Arabic: أكبر الباکر‎‎) (born 1962) is currently the CEO of Qatar Airways.[1] Al-Baker also served as one of the lead developers for Hamad International Airport which opened in 2014.


Al-Baker was born in Doha, Qatar. He is a graduate of Commerce and Economics.[2]

Al-Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1997. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Civil Aviation Directorate of Qatar.[3] 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[4].

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.

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