Emirates appoints 10 UAE Nationals to commercial positions in the Middle East, GCC, Africa

UAE-based Emirates Airlines has announced it has appointed 10 key UAE nations to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa, the company said.

All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either being promoted from within the organisation or through portfolio rotations, underpinning the airline´s commitment to career development and progression of its UAE Nationals.

Mohammad Lootah will be taking on the role of Manager Jordan. Mohammad joined Emirates in 2016 and has held commercial support management roles Riyadh and Kuwait.

Tariq Al Mutawa has been appointed as Manager Kuwait. Tariq has been with Emirates for eight years, holding roles in India, Bahrain and Qatar.

Hamad Al Ali, has been appointed to lead Emirates´ commercial activities as Manager Bahrain. Hamad joined Emirates in 2013 as a Commercial Support Manager.

Omar Al Bushlaibi, will become Manager Oman. Omar joined Emirates in 2014 as part of the UAE National Commercial Management Programme.

Nasser Bahlooq will be Manager Zimbabwe. Nasser joined the UAE National Commercial Management Programme in 2015, and was selected to manage the airline´s commercial activities in Yinchuan, China and most recently Yangon, Myanmar.

Khalfan Al Salami will hold the role of Manager Sudan. Khalfan joined Emirates in 2015 as part of the UAE National Commercial Management Programme.

Marwan Al Marri will become Manager Riyadh. Marwan previously held the Commercial Support Manager position in Madina.

Fahad Bastaki, will take on the role of Manager Dammam. Fahad began his career with Emirates in 2015.

Saeed Khalifa Bin Sulaiman will take on the role of Senior Manager, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Saeed previously held the role of Regional Manager East (Riyadh and Dammam) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Omar Al Banna, will become Manager Sharjah and Northern Emirates. Omar started his career with Emirates in 2006, and has previously held the roles of managing commercial activities in Ethiopia, Tunisia, Jordan, Corporate Sales in the UAE and most recently managing the airline´s commercial operations in in Kuwait and Iraq.

The Emirates launched operations in 1985 with two aircraft and now flies the biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s.