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H.E. Eng. Samer Abdelsalam Majali
Vice Chairman / Board Designee CEO

With more than 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, Mr. Majali has been designated to assume the role of RJ CEO as of March 30, 2021. Mr. Majali held the following positions:

  • His latest tenure was in 2019, when he founded Plane Vision for Corporate Strategy & Organization Advisory in Bahrain.
  • He held the position of Senior Advisor at Alton Aviation Consultancy in New York and Dublin.
  • Held the position of CEO of Saudi Gulf Airlines between 2013 and 2019.
  • The Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Oman Air (Omani Minister of Finance) in 2013.
  • The CEO of Gulf Air between 2009 and 2012.
  • He ran the airline as the President& Chief Executive Officer between 2001 and 2009 and was credited for transforming RJ into one of the most successful airlines in the region.
  • His career in aviation began when he worked at RJ in 1979 with an illustrious career that gave him top executive positions across Flight Operations, Corporate Planning, Information Technology, Passenger Services, Engineering and Maintenance.
  • Former member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • Former Board Member of the Central Bank of Jordan between 2011-2020.
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association for the year 2008.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of several aviation organizations and other business councils.

He holds a master’s degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK), and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Design from Loughborough University of Technology (UK).