Thu, 3 Oct 2019

Emirates Strengthens Commercial Team with Key Appointments

Emirates has made the following key appointments and rotations to its global operations:

Salem Obaidalla, previously Senior VP Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs, has been appointed as Senior VP Commercial Operations Americas.

Adil Al Ghaith, previously Senior VP Commercial Operations Gulf, Middle East & Iran, has taken on additional responsibility for UAE and Oman.

Orhan Abbas, previously Senior VP Commercial Operations Africa, has been appointed as Senior VP Commercial Operations Far East.

Badr Abbas, previously Senior VP Commercial Operations Far East, has been appointed as Senior VP Commercial Operations Africa.

Emirates Airbus A380 reg: A6-EDV. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Thierry Aucoc, previously Senior VP Commercial Operations Europe & Russian Federation, will take on additional responsibility for Germany and UK.

Ahmed Khoory, Senior VP Commercial Operations West Asia & Indian Ocean, retains his current portfolio.

In addition, the following movements and rotations have taken place:

Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, previously VP India & Nepal, has been promoted to Divisional VP USA & Canada, reporting to Salem Obaidalla.

Andrew Bunn, previously Area Manager Singapore, Brunei & Malaysia, has been promoted to VP Sales (USA) reporting to Essa Sulaiman Ahmad.

Jabr Al-Azeeby, previously VP Pakistan, has been appointed VP India & Nepal, reporting to Ahmed Khoory.

Mohammad Sarhan, previously Manager Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia, has been promoted to VP Pakistan, reporting to Ahmed Khoory.

Other key changes within the Commercial and Revenue Optimisation teams include:

Dina Al Herais, previously VP Member Experience (Skywards), has been appointed to the role of VP Commercial Products (B2B Corporate & Leisure).

Bob Kabli, previously Senior VP B2C Online Sales & Ancillaries, has taken on the new title of Senior VP Online Sales Development. He has also taken on responsibility for Emirates Holidays.

Anand Lakshminarayanan, previously Senior VP Revenue Optimisation, has taken on the new title of Senior VP Revenue Optimisation & Distribution, reporting to Adnan Kazim.

Amit Khandelwal, previously Divisional VP Inventory & Revenue Steering, has taken on the title of Divisional VP Inventory, Revenue Steering & Distribution. He also has additional responsibility for Distribution, MARS/RES systems and Integrity. Amit will continue to report to Anand Lakshminarayanan.

Bill Cavendish, previously VP Revenue Optimisation Distribution Strategy, has been appointed as VP Distribution Strategy and reporting to Amit Khandelwal.

Mohit Soral, previously VP Market Operations Revenue Optimisation (West), has been promoted to Divisional VP Market Operations Worldwide. He will report to Anand Lakshminarayanan.

Hemanth Nallakandy, VP Market Operations RO (Centre), has become VP Market Operations (East). He will report to Mohit Soral.

Mohammed Al Hashimi, VP Commercial Products Dubai retains his portfolio, but will report directly into Adnan Kazim.

Aside from the new appointments in Emiratesí Commercial Operations and Revenue Optimisation functions, Adnan Kazim continues to be supported by an experienced leadership team in other key commercial units comprising:

Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior VP, Emirates SkyCargo
Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior VP Emirates Skywards
Karen Bell-Wright, Senior VP Retail & Contact Centres
Azhar Kapadwanjwala, Senior VP Planning Ė Network Schedules & Optimisation
Trevor Chong, VP Route Planning & Economics
Rogerio Leao, VP Fleet Planning & Research
Syriac A Pathrose, Senior Manager Market Research

Adnan Kazim, Emiratesí Chief Commercial Officer said, ďThe commercial organisation is responsible for delivering on our top-line results, which last year was close to AED 100 billion. Itís a testimony to the bench strength within the organisation that our key commercial roles are being filled by internal talent who bring with them deep expertise and diverse experience. I am confident that the team is well placed to deliver the best possible support to our customers, and to deliver on our business strategy, targets, and future growth.Ē

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