Akbar Al Baker

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

Akbar Al Baker (born 1960 in Doha, Qatar), is currently the CEO of Qatar Airways.[1] Al-Baker also leads the development of the Hamad International Airport, which opened its first phase in May 2014.


Al-Baker was born in Doha, Qatar and holds a degree in economics & commerce which he earned in India.

Al-Baker became Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways in 1997. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Civil Aviation Directorate of Qatar.[2] 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 is leading the multi-billion dollar development of Hamad International Airport, which opened its first phase in May 2014 and is now home to Qatar Airways.

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.


  1. ^ CEO' message on Qatar Airways website retrieved 24 February, 2014
  2. ^ Craven, Alistair (June 2006). "An Interview with Mr. Akbar Al Baker". Emerald Insight. Emerald Group. 22 (6): 25. doi:10.1108/02580540610665499. ISBN 978-1-84663-012-5. ISSN 0258-0543.