Wette to join Gulf Air board

Gulf Air has announced the appointment of Michael Wette to its
Board of Directors, where, together with existing members, he will
represent the Bahrain shareholding. A German national, Mr Wette is a graduate of WHU - Koblenz School of
Corporate Management in Germany and, in addition to specialist studies
in strategic management and investment management, he holds a Masters
Degree in Business Administration.

Following his first posting in Frankfurt as a Corporate Finance Analyst
in Mergers and Acquisitions at Drueker & Co, he moved to Roland Berger &
Partner and joined their Aviation Competence Centre in 1997. He served a
multitude of airlines on strategic assignments in network management,
pricing, operational issues and business planning. In 2000 he moved to
Zurich, where he became Partner and Director of the Transportation and
Logistics Group, playing a key role in re-launching a European national
carrier and the planning and transaction of one of the largest European
airline mergers.

Since 2004 he has built up the business for his company in the Middle
East, subsequently opening the first regional office for Roland Berger
Strategy Consultants in 2006. Today he is Partner & Managing Director of
Roland Berger Middle East in Bahrain. He advises major corporations in
the region on strategic issues, their business planning and
reorganisation.

Commenting on the appointment, Gulf Air Chairman, Mr Abdulaziz Kanoo
said: ‘We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Wette to our
Board, where he will represent Bahrain’s shareholding. His proven
business acumen and outstanding credentials in strategic consulting to
major global airlines will enrich the broad base of skills and
experience on our Board and will be vital as we move forward to the next
level of development, restructuring Gulf Air to compete in the region.’
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