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
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
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
Anand Lakshminarayanan, previously Senior VP
Revenue Optimisation, has taken on the new title of Senior VP
Revenue Optimisation & Distribution, reporting to
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
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
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
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
Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior VP Emirates
Karen Bell-Wright, Senior VP Retail & Contact Centres
Azhar Kapadwanjwala, Senior VP Planning Ė Network Schedules &
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