Bahrain’s Flag Carrier, Gulf Air, Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

03rd Nov 2022

Gulf Air has appointed Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi as the airline’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Bahraini Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi joined Gulf Air as the Deputy CEO in 2017 bringing with him over thirty-seven years of experience in various aviation related positions. In addition to his extensive flying qualifications, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi holds an MBA in Aviation Management from City University of London.

“We are delighted to make this announcement and proud to add that Captain Al Alawi is the First Gulf Air CEO to have started his career with Gulf Air as a Cadet Pilot and reached all the way to the helm of the company. We are confident that his knowledge and experience will take the company to newer heights and wish him all the best in his new challenge,” commented Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Chairman to the Board of Directors at Gulf Air.

“I am both honored and humbled by the trust of the Kingdom’s leadership, and the airline’s Board of Directors for appointing me as Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer. Gulf Air currently has a great business model and a talented team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing aviation environment. As the industry evolves through restructuring and digital transformation, and with all the developments the airline has been going through lately; Gulf Air is in a position to take the lead in today’s competitive travel market, and to reap the positive outcomes of its Boutique Strategy,” said Al Alawi.

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