After nearly three decades of dedicated service, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has stepped down as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, effective 5th November 2023. He will be succeeded by Engr. Badr Al-Meer as Group Chief Executive, formerly COO of Hamad International Airport .

HE Mr Al Baker has played a pivotal role in Oryx International School. The school was founded under his leadership, and has grown to celebrate all the values that are synonymous with the global airline’s excellent quality and standards.

Speaking on behalf of Oryx International School and Orbital Education and Oryx International School, Kevin McNeany, Founder and Chairman of Orbital Education said, “I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to HE Mr Al Baker for the crucial role that he has played in the development of our school community to date and extend our best wishes to His Excellency in his new appointment . We look forward to welcoming Mr Badr Al-Meer and continuing on our path of excellence in education.”