Gulf Air board member at centre of controversy quits

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Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air board member Michael Wette has resigned from his post, a month after a Bahraini parliamentary committee raised concerns about his links with the consultancy advising the airline.

Wette is a partner in consultancy Roland Berger Middle East. The company has been advising the struggling airline, which has been attempting to restructure to reduce its heavy losses.

The parliamentary committee suggested last month that Wette’s role amounted to a potential conflict of interests.

Gulf Air confirms that Wette has resigned from the board but declines to disclose the reasons behind his decision. Wette was named as a board member last December, one of the representatives of the Bahraini shareholding.