The Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, has appointed Waleed Dagher as country manager, who will be stationed in Manila, Philippines.
Dagher returns to Gulf Air after eight years. Manila is surrounded by popular holiday destinations throughout the Philippines such as Cebu, Boracay and Palawan - in addition to being one of Gulf Air’s busiest routes served by its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new country manager will take on the challenge to maintain and gradually increase the airline’s market share in this particular route and subsequently in the feeder markets to and from the Philippines.
With his previous 12 years of service for Gulf Air, which included being a country manager for the airline’s station in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the UAE, Dagher will represent both Gulf Air and the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Philippines and the Far East.
Gulf Air is committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development and continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company - with 90% of employees that are based at the headquarters in Muharraq being Bahraini, along with nearly 70% of its pilots.