Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa.
All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either being promoted from within the organization or through portfolio rotations, underpinning the airline’s “commitment to career development and progression of its UAE Nationals.” All of the new appointments are effective starting Jan. 6.
Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said: “As we continue to develop our operations in the Middle East, GCC and Africa, the unique backgrounds, experience and skills of each newly appointed member of our commercial team will further strengthen our commercial and business operations and drive our strategic initiatives in a new year of growth. Their experience will also be instrumental as we focus on executing many of our commercial initiatives to pursue revenue opportunities, improve margin performance, as well as capture new consumer segments.”
The new appointments include:
• Mohammad Lootah will be taking on the role of Jordan manager. Lootah joined Emirates in 2016.
• Tariq Al-Mutawa has been appointed Emirates’ Kuwait manager. He has been with Emirates for eight years.
• Hamad Al-Ali has been appointed to lead Emirates’ commercial activities as manager in Bahrain. He joined Emirates in 2013.
• Omar Al-Bushlaibi will become manager in Oman. He joined Emirates in 2014 as part of the UAE National Commercial Management Program.
• Nasser Bahlooq will be Emirates’ manager in Zimbabwe. He joined the UAE National Commercial Management Program in 2015.
• Khalfan Al-Salami will hold the role of manager in Sudan. Khalfan joined Emirates in 2015 as part of the UAE National Commercial Management Program.
• Marwan Al-Marri will become the airline’s manager in Riyadh. He previously held the commercial support manager position in Madinah.
• Fahad Bastaki will take on the role of manager in Dammam. He began his career with Emirates in 2015.
• Saeed Khalifa bin Sulaiman will take on the role of senior manager in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain.
• Omar Al-Banna will become manager in Sharjah and Northern Emirates. He started his career with Emirates in 2006.