Akbar Al Baker to step down as Qatar Airways Group CEO

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Doha, Qatar—After 27 years of remarkable service, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker is stepping down from his current position effective 05 November 2023.

Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer will succeed Al Baker as Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways, the Group announced.

Under Al Baker’s leadership, Qatar Airways has grown to become one of the most recognizable and trusted brands globally, synonymous with customer service quality and the highest of standards. The National Carrier of the State of Qatar achieved an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World Best Airline” award and its state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, which is under its management and operation, has also been recognised as the World Best Airport.

The Qatar Airways Group’s contribution to helping deliver the best ever FIFA World Cup 2022 showcased to the world its capability, commitment to excellence and its passion for bringing the world together.