Thursday 21 June 2018

Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani

Gulf Air appoints new board; chairman

MANAMA, May 19, 2017

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the appointment of a new board of directors chaired by Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, for the airline.

The board also comprises Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Dr Dawood Nassif Dawood, Jameel Ali Al Matrook, Essa Mohamed Najibi, Jean-Christophe Durand and Jassim Hassan Abdelaal.

Speaking on the new appointments, Al Zayani said: “I extend my sincerest thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the Bahrain Economic Development Board for the confidence placed in me. I also extend thanks to the former chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister, and to the former board members, for their outstanding contributions towards the airline’s performance during their tenure.

“Going forward, Gulf Air’s new board of directors who collectively represent Bahraini professionals and highly experienced business leaders will, I am sure, contribute much to realising our national carrier’s key goals. Their dedication and efforts will help us directly support and strengthen Gulf Air, a key national infrastructure asset that serves the kingdom’s aviation industry and economic interests,” he said.

Bahrain's national carrier's future plans are geared towards realising a broad spectrum of positive developments as it achieves full commercial sustainability and increasingly focuses on managing and further investing in its ongoing growth, development and long-term expansion capabilities, said a statement.

Gulf Air's new incoming fleet comprises 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, 17 Airbus A321 NEO and 12 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft with deliveries commencing from Q2 2018.

Gulf Air’s seven-member board will serve a three-year term and actively support the airline’s management team in implementing a business strategy that further strengthens its position as a key national infrastructure asset that supports the Kingdom’s economic growth, said the statement. – TradeArabia News Service

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