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Gulf Air Board of Directors Appoints Waleed Al Alawi as CEO

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently announced Waleed Al Alawi as the airline’s CEO.

As Deputy CEO and later on as Acting CEO of Gulf Air, Al Alawi was instrumental in rolling out and executing the airline’s boutique strategy, launched in 2018, with customer centricity at its heart. As a result of redefining its strategy, Gulf Air has received a number of global awards culminating in the most recent accolade of the World’s Most Improved Airline 2022 received last September.

 Al Alawi began his journey in aviation in 1980 with Gulf Air, where he later progressed to training captain. Before coming back to Gulf Air in 2017, Al Alawi led a distinguished career with Bahrain Royal Flight for 18 years.

 In addition to his professional qualification, Al Alawi received his Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from City University, UK in 2007.