2. Akbar Al Baker

Company: Qatar Airways Group
Designation: Group CEO
Nationality: Qatari
Sector: Airlines

Al Baker has been the Group CEO of Qatar Airways since 1997. In 2019, he was appointed Secretary-General of Qatar’s National Tourism Council, which became Qatar Tourism in 2021. In February 2023, Qatar Airways and Airbus reached a settlement in relation to a legal dispute over A350 surface degradation and the grounding of A350 aircraft. In March 2023, Al Baker announced that Qatar Airways would add over 655 weekly flights in summer 2023. Qatar Airways flies to over 160 destinations and has 210 passenger and 31 cargo aircraft. The group reported revenues of $14.3 billion and assets of $41.4 billion for the financial year ended March 2022.