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Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Rasha Al Roumi

Rasha Al Roumi

Industry: Transport

Company: Kuwait Airways

Designation: Chairwoman

Country: Kuwait

In December, Rasha Al Roumi took on perhaps the toughest challenge in Gulf business — tackling the revamp of Kuwait’s long-suffering flag carrier, Kuwait Airways. Al Roumi was appointed to the role after the suspension of Sami Al Nisf, who became involved in a dispute with the airline over his plan to buy five used aircraft from India’s Jet Airways.

The new chairwoman’s first job will be to continue to push through the airline’s privatisation scheme, as well managing Kuwait Airway’s lengthy fleet renewal programme.