Dubai's Emirates announces change in leadership roles

Emirates airline, Dubai, Adel Al Redha, Adnan Kazim, Sheikh Majid Al Mualla

Dubai - Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum issues statement.

By Staff Report

Published: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 12:43 PM

Last updated: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 2:47 PM

Dubai-based Emirates on Wednesday announced a change in leadership roles for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions.

Adel Al Redha has been appointed chief operating officer, Adnan Kazim is chief commercial officer and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla is divisional senior vice president, international affairs.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group, commented on the new appointments: "Adel, Adnan and Sheikh Majid are all experienced members of the Emirates leadership team with strong expertise in their respective areas and proven leadership abilities. Each brings deep and diverse experiences from different areas of the airline business, and I am confident that they will continue to drive the airline's future growth and strengthen Emirates' presence, agility, and focus across the globe. These roles are strategically important to growing our customer base and developing our commercial strategies, delivering the best experiences across customer touchpoints, and progressing our business objectives through engaging with governments, regulators and key industry bodies around the world."

As COO, Al Redha is at the helm of all operational departments: flight operations, service delivery, airport services, Emirates Engineering, crew manpower, aircraft procurement and the Emirates Flight Training Academy, as well as worldwide network operations including crisis response. Al Redha will oversee operational efficiency and effectiveness across the airline as well.

In his role as CCO, Adnan Kazim is responsible for worldwide commercial operations, e-commerce, the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme and Emirates SkyCargo. Kazim will continue to lead the airline's strategic planning and revenue optimisation teams.

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla will drive the airline's government, industry, public policy, regulatory, environment and international affairs agenda. He will also lead teams that represent Emirates in government negotiations and air services talks, as well as various aviation industry bodies of which Emirates is a member.

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