Former Emirates Airline CCO Thierry Antinori, who resigned unexpectedly in May, has resurfaced in a new role at Qatar Airways. He will become chief strategy and transformation officer, reporting directly to Group CEO Akbar Al Baker. Antinori’s move will cause some raised eyebrows both in the Gulf and the wider industry, given the continuing diplomatic spat between Qatar on the one hand and the surrounding states of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, plus Egypt, on the ...

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