Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways CEO - Akbar Al Baker Biography

Blog post   •   Apr 15, 2013 15:09 +03

Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways into one of the fastest growing and most highly acclaimed airlines in the world – today named Airline of the Year 2012,  for the second consecutive year, by global industry audit Skytrax.Born in Doha, he is a graduate in Economics and Commerce and worked at various levels in the Civil Aviation Directorate before becoming Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer in 1997.Mr. Al Baker has spearheaded the growth of Qatar Airways, which operated only four aircraft in a regional capacity prior to his appointment. Qatar Airways currently flies to over 120 destinations across six continents.He is also leading the development of the multi-billion dollar New Doha International Airport, which is scheduled to open in the coming months.A highly motivated individual, Mr. Al Baker has been a successful businessman in Doha for more than 25 years, holds a private pilot licence, and is also CEO of several divisions of Qatar’s national airline  – these being  Qatar Airways Holidays, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Duty Free Company, Doha International Airport, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Executive, Oryx Rotana Hotel and Qatar Aircraft Catering Company