Qatar Airways Group CEO joins IATA board
Badr Al-Meer will be able to support IATA in shaping the future growth of safe, secure and sustainable air transport
Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways Group has been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
IATA represents some 320 airlines or 83 percent of total air traffic, and its mission is to represent, lead and advocate the interests of airlines across the globe.
Badr Al-Meer will be able to support the association in shaping the future growth of safe, secure and sustainable air transport, working with members to connect and enrich our world through air travel, according to a release from Qatar Airways.
"His strong aviation sector experience and knowledge will be put to use with his appointment as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO)."
AACO is the regional association of the Arab airlines representing 34 carriers, the release added. "Its mission is to promote cooperation amongst its members in many areas such as aero-political affairs, environmental sustainability and training through its regional training centre. Badr Al-Meer can draw upon his aviation industry experience in AACO’s mission to cooperate with regional and international organisations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, airlines, manufacturers and service providers."
Badr Al-Meer became CEO of Qatar Airways Group on November 5, 2023 following more than 10 years as the Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airport.