Qatar Airways New CEO Elected for IATA Board of Governors

Badr Al-Meer, CEO of Qatar Airways, is poised to contribute significantly to the future development of safe, secure, and sustainable air transport, leveraging his extensive experience in the aviation sector. His expertise will be particularly valuable in his new role as a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).


AACO, a regional association representing 34 Arab airlines, aims to foster collaboration among its members in various areas, including aero-political affairs, environmental sustainability, and training through its regional training center. Badr Al-Meer's industry knowledge will be instrumental in AACO's mission to collaborate with regional and international organizations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, airlines, manufacturers, and service providers.

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On November 5, 2023, Badr Al-Meer assumed the role of GCEO of Qatar Airways, following a decade-long tenure as the chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport (HIA). During his leadership at HIA, Qatar's global hub airport, he spearheaded several significant airport projects. Notably, he led the "The Orchard" expansion project, a tropical garden at the heart of the terminal expansion, complete with top-tier dining options and luxury shopping, transforming the airport experience. This extension project, one of Doha's most complex engineering endeavors, was completed in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

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Between 2018 and 2020, Badr Al-Meer served as a Board Director of the Airports Council International in the Asia/Pacific Region. His expertise significantly contributed to the development and sustainability of future airports.

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