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Akbar Al Baker

Akbar Al Baker is the Group CEO of Qatar Airways, a position he has held since his appointment in 1997. Since then, he has transformed the airline from  a small regional carrier with four leased jets into one of the most respected airlines in the world, which flies more than 200 aircraft into over 160 destinations across the globe. Under his leadership, Qatar Airways was named ‘Airline of the Year’ in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017, by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation. 

Akbar Al Baker is also the CEO of several divisions of Qatar Airways, including Qatar Executive – the private jet division -, Hamad International Airport and Qatar Duty Free, among other.

Born in Doha, Qatar, Al Baker graduated in Commerce and Economics. He started his career as a businessman in the aviation and tourism industry.

Al Baker holds a private pilot license.

Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways
Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways