Emirates announces key management changes to tide over pandemic impact

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Emirates has announced management changes in Dubai and across key markets in response to "shifting market dynamics and (to) navigate complex challenges posed by the global pandemic".

Five seasoned Emirati commercial managers will be placed in key positions across the airline network.

"We are sharpening our focus further and placing extremely capable leaders with diverse experiences to help drive commercial initiatives that stimulate demand and maximise revenue opportunities and margin performance," said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, adding that the changes will come into effect on January 1.

Salem Ghanem Al Marri, who holds the position of Manager Japan will return to Dubai to the airline’s Strategic Planning department, while Jaber Mohamed, will move from Area Manager Taiwan to Country Manager Philippines.

Meanwhile, Saeed Abdulla Miran will move from Manager Bangladesh to Area Manager Hong Kong and Sultan Alriyami will take on the role of Area Manager Taiwan from his current position as Outstation Manager.

And, finally, Mohamed Alhammadi, who currently holds the position of a Commercial Manager, will become Manager Bangladesh.

In addition to the UAE National rotations, several commercial managers in Africa and South East Asia will also be taking on new roles, the statement added.

Satish Sethi - the current country manager Philippines - will become manager Japan, while Afzal Parambil – Emirates’ regional manager West Africa - who will take on the role of regional manager South Africa.

Paulos Legesse, currently Manager Ivory Coast, will become Manager Nigeria; Christophe Leloup, currently Manager Senegal, will become Manager Kenya; Cathrine Wesley, Country Manager Ghana, will support Ivory Coast in addition to her current role and Arpit Behl, Country Manager Guinea, will support Senegal in addition to his current role.

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