MANAMA: 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.
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.