Emirates unveils new global team to strengthen operations

emirateEmirates airline has announced some management changes in its commercial operations team as part of plan strengthen its market position in Africa, the Middle East and North and South America.

Under this change, Orhan Abbas has been appointed Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Africa, and will lead growth efforts across the continent and will report directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori

Since joining Emirates in 1998 as a management trainee, he has held senior positions in Tanzania, Iran, South Africa and the Middle East as well as the position of Vice President for India and Nepal. In 2012, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, The Americas, and in August 2013 was later appointed as Senior Vice President Commercial Operations – Latin America, Central and Southern Africa.

Adil Al Ghaith, the new Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Gulf Middle East & Iran will lead a number of Emirates’ markets in the Middle East. Having been with Emirates for 17 years, Adil is a seasoned commercial executive in this region who led markets like Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen for several years.

He also previously held the position of Vice President in Pakistan and Senior Vice President in North and West Africa.

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