Qatar Airways Group Announces Appointment of New Group Chief Executive

Oct. 24, 2023
Qatar Airways
Badr Mohammed Al-Meer
Badr Mohammed Al-Meer

Qatar Airways Group confirms after 27 years of remarkable service, Qatar Airways Group's chief executive Akbar Al Baker will be stepping down from his current position as group chief executive officer effective Nov. 5, 2023, and will be succeeded by Badr Mohammed Al-Meer as group chief executive for Qatar Airways.

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 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 recognized as the World Best Airport.