Qatar Airways announced that its Group Chief Executive Officer, Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, has been elected to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Board of Governors.
Badr Al-Meer will be able to support the association in shaping the future growth of safe, secure and sustainable air transport, working with members to connect and enrich our world through air travel.
The Qatar Airways announcement noted that Badr Al-Meer's strong aviation sector experience and knowledge would be put to use with his appointment as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Badr Al-Meer became Group CEO of Qatar Airways on November 5, 2023 following more than 10 years as the chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport.
The IATA is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing some 320 airlines or 83% of total air traffic — with a mission to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry where it advocates for the interests of airlines across the globe.
Meanwhile, AACO is the regional association of Arab Airlines representing 34 carriers with a mission to promote cooperation among its members in many areas, such as aero-political affairs, environmental sustainability and training through its regional training centre.