Emirates' management reshuffle dominated by Emirati appointments

Emiratisation programme sees 11 UAE nationals take on senior commercial roles at Dubai-based carrier
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Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline
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Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline has appointed 11 new commercial managers from the UAE as the company continues with its strategy of Emiratisation.

The management reshuffle concerns the business’s commercial operations team in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Emirates Skywards.

The company said that the management rotation “capitalises on the skills, business acumen and varied experience of the airline’s Emirati talent in the field”.

Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer for Emirates Airline said: “We’ve always been committed to nurturing the career progression of UAE Nationals to become leaders of tomorrow.

“With rapid changes happening across the industry, it is even more imperative that we stay agile, and have the right commercial talent to lead our teams in delivering on our strategy.

“I am confident that each newly appointed member of our commercial team will bring their expertise, leadership, and dedication to deliver strong commercial results and boost customer loyalty as we chart the next phase of Emirates’ growth.”

The new appointments, effective 1 November, will see 11 UAE National commercial managers take on new leadership roles at Emirates across the Middle East, Far East, Europe and Emirates Skywards.

They are as follows:

  • Khalid Al Haddad, currently Vice President Saudi Arabia will take on the role of Vice President Skywards Members & Operations.
  • Mohammed Alnahari Alhashmi, currently holding the role of Corporate Sales Manager UAE, will be appointed as Vice President, Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdalla Al Zamani, currently Manager Malaysia, will take on the role of Country Manager Indonesia.
  • Rashid Al Ardha, currently Country Manager Indonesia will be rotated as Manager Singapore.
  • Mohammad Al Attar, Manager Cyprus, will take up the new role of Manager Malaysia.
  • Mohammad Sarhan, Commercial Manager Myanmar will embark on the role as Manager Vietnam.
  • Haitham Al Battawy, Manager Vietnam will be rotated as Manager Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia.
  • Talal Al Gergawi, Commercial Support Manager Cambodia to take up the role of Manager Cambodia.
  • Mohammed Al Qassim, Commercial Support Manager Bangkok will take on the role of Manager Cyprus.
  • Khalid Hassan, Business Analysis Manager Far East, will take up the role of Manager Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.
  • Asma Al Rahma, Business Analysis Manager will take on the role of Emirates Skywards Programme Manager.

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