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Mon, 28 Aug 2017

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Elected Chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of IATA, effective June 2018.

 The rotating one-year term will commence at the end of IATA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney and will continue until the end of its 2019 AGM.

Akbar Al Baker. Click to enlarge.

Mr. Al Baker will succeed current IATA Board of Governors Chairman Mr. Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines.

 “I am honoured to have been chosen by my fellow board members to head this important body, at a time when the industry faces numerous challenges on a multitude of levels,” said Mr. Al Baker. “To represent and lead the IATA Board of Governors is a tremendous privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent an industry that plays such a vital role in the global economy. For more than two decades I have lived and breathed aviation, and I look forward to working alongside the Board of Governors to champion passenger rights and improve security standards across the industry, as well as continuing to promote the rights of freedom of flight for all.”

IATA represents some 275 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic.

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