Emirates appoints 10 UAE nationals to key positions

All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions.
Updated 08 January 2019
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Emirates appoints 10 UAE nationals to key positions

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.


Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

Updated 25 March 2019
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Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting a two-week food festival offering a wide variety of products and culinary treats inspired by flavors from around the world.
Food Carnival 2019 was launched on Sunday at the LuLu Hypermarket Murabba branch in Riyadh and runs until April 6.
On offer are a number of special deals on food products and exciting in-store activities such as cooking competitions, live cooking demos, free sampling, quiz contests and gigantic displays of food.
LuLu has partnered with Almarai and Guinness World Records to offer customers a chance to be the next Guinness World Records title holder. Customers can make an attempt to break up to nine world records, such as the fastest time to drink a 250-ml quantity of milk through a straw or the fastest time to stack cheeses. The Guinness World Records events will be held on March 29 at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall, Riyadh; on March 30 at LuLu Mall Dammam; and on April 5 at LuLu Hypermarket, Marwah, Jeddah.
LuLu Director for Saudi Arabia Shehim Mohammed said: “LuLu has once again transformed into a culinary destination. This year, we have brought together a well-chosen product selection that will satisfy the lifestyle requirements of our customer base. This festival also celebrates the innovative spirit of our culinary talents with the support of top chefs in the country. People will have a chance to interact with celebrity chefs during the festival’s live cooking demonstrations. Super offers, such as product of the day, daily surprise, hourly offers, and so much more awaits our shoppers for the entire 14-day promotion.”