BEIJING: Qatar Airways CEO Akbar alBaker has been voted onto the board of governors International Air Transport Association (IATA). alBaker was selected by fellow airline executives attending IATA’s annual World Air Transport Summit held in Beijing this week. His is a newly-created position to increase representation for Middle East carriers on the revamped 10-member IATA board. Last year at the IATA summit in Singapore, alBaker was vocal about the structure of IATA, its lack of transparency and questionable auditing processes. He also highlighted the lack of fair and equal representation of airlines from the Middle East on IATA’s board of governors. “I assure IATA members, that I will do my utmost to serve in the interests of the airline industry as a whole,” alBaker said.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2012.
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