Samer Majali appointed new President and CEO of Royal Jordanian

The Royal Jordanian (RJ) Board of Directors has elected Samer Majali as vice chairman and designated him to assume the role of RJ President/CEO as of March 30, 2021.


Samer Majali appointed new President and CEO of Royal Jet. Image: Royal Jet

Chairman of the Board of Directors Said Darwazah said that the board elected Majali, who was a member of the RJ family and an expert in the civil aviation and the air transport industry. This decision, he said, reflects that board’s keenness to continue the company's strategy that targets development and comprehensive progress amid the tough times faced by the global air transportation due to the spread of Coronavirus.


Majali brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, and he is widely credited for the companies’ growth and expansion in the region. His latest tenure was founding Plane Vision, a Corporate Strategy & Organization Advisory in Bahrain. Between 2013 and 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SaudiGulf Airlines. In 2009, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air for the period of three years.


Majali was an active member of various international organisations in the aviation industry and beyond; he was an Ex Member of the IATA Board of Governors and was then elected to become Ex-Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (2008-2009). He was also Ex Member of the Board of Central Bank of Jordan (2011-2020), in addition to other professional affiliations.


He began working at Royal Jordanian in 1979.