The governing board of the oneworld Alliance has appointed Qatar Airways Group chief government, Akbar Al Baker, as Chairman.
He succeeds Qantas Group chief government, Alan Joyce, who had served within the position since September 2018.
Al Baker will oversee the alliance’s governance, chair oneworld’s governing board conferences and work intently with oneworld chief government, Rob Gurney, and the alliance’s administration workforce.
Having led Qatar Airways since its launch in 1997, Al Baker is the longest-serving chief government of a oneworld member airline.
Underneath his management, Qatar Airways has grown into one of many world’s most highly-awarded airways with an intensive world community, with plans to serve over 140 locations by finish of July.
Qatar Airways turned a member of oneworld in October 2013.
Al Baker, stated: “I’m honoured to have been chosen by my fellow board members to move the oneworld alliance governing board at a time when the business is going through its greatest problem.
“To characterize and lead the oneworld alliance is an incredible privilege, and I’m grateful for the chance to characterize an alliance that has performed a pivotal position in sustaining world connectivity to assist the transportation of important employees, medical gear and support provides all through the pandemic.”