Episode 45: Akbar Al Baker

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(1:21)We check out the week on the markets with Sam Trethewey from Milford Asset Management. (7:02)Andrew speaks to Callaghan Innovation Chair Sue Suckling following news this week that former Xero CEO and Auckland mayoral contender Vic Crone has been named as Callaghan’s new CEO. (12:05)We hear from Straker Translations founder and CEO Grant Straker about the home grown translation software’s latest acquisition and its plans to dominate the sector globally in the future. (18:23)Andrew's feature guest this week is Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. Who was in Auckland briefly this week for the launch of the airlines first direct flight to New Zealand which, at 17 and a half hours, has been dubbed the world’s longest direct commercial flight. We discuss Qatar Airway’s decision to launch its new service, its rapid growth since its launch in 1997 and its emergence as a dominant player in global air freight. To subscribe: www.nbr.co.nz/sunday-business

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