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2. Akbar Al Baker

Company: Qatar Airways Group

Designation: Group CEO and Executive Board Member

Country: Qatar

Nationality: Qatari

Sector: Aviation

Al Baker has been the CEO of Qatar Airways since 1997. The company recorded assets of $38.9 billion and revenues of $8.1 billion for the 2021 fiscal year, which ended March 2021. It has 36,707 employees and a fleet of 234 aircraft. In early 2022, the company announced a deal with Boeing worth over $27 billion in orders for its 777X freighter and 737-10 passenger aircraft. Al Baker has a private pilot’s license and is also the chairman of Qatar Tourism. He was also appointed chairman of the Oneworld airline alliance’s governing board in May 2021.