Bahraini Maher Salman Jabber Al Musallam joined Gulf Air as Deputy CEO after completing his 35 year career with the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF). During his tenure at the RBAF he held a number of high-ranking positions including Squadron Commander and Wing Commander where he was responsible for the daily management and emergency deployment of over ten operational units including flying, maintenance, logistics and administration.
Mr. Al Musallam holds a commercial helicopter pilot and instructor’s license, as well as a maintenance test pilot license from the Federal Aviation Administration. In addition to his extensive flying qualifications, Mr. Al Musallam has also attended several military and civilian commercial and operational training programs in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Jordan.
A seasoned aviation professional Mr. Al Musallam has, with Gulf Air’s executive management team, spearheaded the national carrier’s 2013 restructuring strategy to deliver groundbreaking results – most significantly the record reduction in the airline’s annual losses. He was instated in the position of Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer in 2016.