Qatar Airways Group announced that after 27 years of service, Qatar Airways Group chief executive — His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker — will be stepping down from his current position effective November 5th, 2023.
He will be succeeded by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer as group chief executive for Qatar Airways.
In a statement, the Qatar Airways Group said under H.E Mr Akbar Al Baker's leadership, Qatar Airways has grown to become one of the most recognisable and trusted brands globally, synonymous with customer service quality and the highest of standards.
It added that the National Carrier of the State of Qatar also 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 passion for bringing the world together," the airline said.