Emirates names new COO
Dubai, June 26, 2013
Dubai-based airline Emirates has named Adel Al Redha as the new executive vice president (EVP) and chief operations officer in a major revamp of its senior management roles as part of it growth strategy.
In his new role, Al Redha will be responsible for engineering, flight operations, service delivery and airport services. He has been with Emirates since 1988 and previously served as EVP (Engineering and Operations) and has held several other roles within the organisation, said a statement from Emirates.
Thierry Antinori has been named the EVP and the chief commercial officer responsible for commercial operations, revenue optimisation, skywards, destination and leisure management and Emirates SkyCargo.
A veteran with more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Antinori joined Emirates in 2011 in the passenger sales worldwide division.
Nabil Sultan, who has held numerous commercial roles in his 20 years with Emirates, has been appointed the divisional senior VP (DSVP), Emirates SkyCargo. He takes over from Ram Menen, who retired from Emirates in early June.
Sultan previously served as DSVP for Revenue Optimisation and Distribution. Richard Jewsbury assumes the role of DSVP Revenue Optimisation and Distribution after serving as senior VP Commercial, Europe & Russian Federation.
As per the new arrangements, Adnan Kazim takes on the role of DSVP, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs a move from his role as DSVP Planning & Research.
Salem Obaidalla, formerly SVP Australasia assumes the role of SVP Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs.
The Dubai carrier has created a new role of DSVP, Commercial Operations West which will be handled by Hubert Frach. He was earlier serving as SVP Global Sales.
Barry Brown will assume the newly created role of DSVP Commercial Operations East a move from his most recent role as VP, Australia.
In addition, Paul Starrs has been named SVP, Global Sales, Ramesh Venkat has been named SVP, Revenue Optimisation, Systems and Procedures, and Will Lofberg has been named VP, International, Government and Environment Affairs.-TradeArabia News Service