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Mr. Samer Majali
Vice Chairman / Board Designee CEO

With more than 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, Samer Majali has been designated to assume the role of RJ President/CEO as of March 31, 2021. He comes back to RJ bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise and widely credited for the companies’ growth and expansion in the region.

His latest tenure was in 2019 when he founded Plane Vision, a Corporate Strategy & Organization Advisory in Bahrain. At the same year, he held the position of Senior Advisor at Alton Aviation Consultancy in New York and Dublin. Between 2013 and 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer SaudiGulf Airlines, which was formed in 2013 by Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al-Qahtani & Sons Group of Companies.

Meanwhile in 2013 to 2014, he was appointed the Senior Advisor to Chairman of Oman Air (Omani Minister of Finance). Before that- in 2009 until 2012, Majali ran Gulf Air as its Chief Executive Officer.

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. 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 in the region.

Majali is currently the Vice Chairman of RJ’s Board of Directors, a former Chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors, former member of the Board of Central Bank of Jordan (2011-2020), and a fellow and board member of various high-profile aviation organizations and business councils.

He holds M.Sc. Degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK, and B.Sc. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Design, Loughborough University of Technology, UK.