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Emirates Appoints Haitham Al Battawy as Country Manager - Iraq

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Emirates has appointed Haitham Al Battawy, a UAE National, as the new Country Manager in Iraq.

Haitham will take on the role from 2 October 2011 and will be stationed in Baghdad. He will be responsible for overseeing Emirates operations within the country, building revenue and expanding its commercial footprint.

Starting his career with Emirates in 2006 as part of the airlines successful UAE National Commercial Management Programme Haitham has had held several roles within the group. He most recently held the roles of Country Manager for Libya and interim Country Manager for Oman. Whilst stationed in Libya Haitham also assisted as a Task Force Leader for IATA.

Haitham has numerous qualifications including a Second Honours Degree in BBA Finance and Banking and a Second Honours Degree in BBA - Management from the University of Dubai in addition to a Masters of Strategic Marketing from the University of Wollongong Dubai.

Haitham is well placed to manage our operations in Iraq, his experience with delivering strong results, in challenging markets, will undoubtedly hold him in good stead. There is an incredible opportunity for Emirates to capitalise on the countrys growth as it rebuilds its economy and I am confident that Haitham will rise to this challenge, said Ahmed Khoory, Emirates Senior Vice President, Gulf, Middle East and Iran.

Emirates will commence operations to Baghdad on 13 November 2011, opening a new channel of trade between the countrys capital and the UAE. Emirates currently operates to Basra in Iraq with a four weekly service.

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