Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 12 November 2017: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced the appointment of Mr. Krešimir Kučko as the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, effective 12th November 2017.
H.E. Mr. Zayed Bin Rashid Alzayani, Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors welcomed Mr. Kučko to his new post: “On behalf of the airline’s Board of Directors and executive management team I welcome Mr. Kučko to the Gulf Air family. He brings with him exceptional industry knowledge that I am confident will add considerable value to our business and I look forward to the journey ahead for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier.”
Mr. Kučko brings a wealth of international aviation experience to his new position at Gulf Air, having held roles in the airline industry for the past 25 years. He joins the airline’s recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, at a significant time in the airline’s history as it prepares to receive a new fleet consisting of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft due for delivery commencing in early 2018. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering.
Mr. Kučko previously served as Croatia Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of several highly-ranked associations; such as the Croatian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, as well as SKAL Club Zurich, BAR Swiss and Benelux, Star Alliance, CSC in Belgium and CSC in the Netherlands, where he was voted Vice-Chairman in 2012 and appointed Chairman for 2013.