Emirates announces executive leadership appointments

Roles span operational, commercial and international affairs functions

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Adel Al Redha and Adnan Kazim
Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Adel Al Redha and Adnan Kazim

Emirates has announced executive leadership appointments for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions.

Appointments feature Adel Al Redha as the chief operating officer, Adnan Kazim as the chief commercial officer and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla as divisional senior vice president of international affairs.

Emirates Airline and Group’s chairman & chief executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum commented on the appointments: “Adel, Adnan and Sheikh Majid are all experienced members of the Emirates leadership team with strong expertise in their respective areas and proven leadership abilities. Each brings deep and diverse experiences from different areas of the airline business, and I am confident that they will continue to drive the airline’s future growth and strengthen Emirates’ presence, agility, and focus across the globe. These roles are strategically important to growing our customer base and developing our commercial strategies, delivering the best experiences across customer touchpoints, and progressing our business objectives through engaging with governments, regulators and key industry bodies around the world.”

During his 31-year career with Emirates, Al Redha has been instrumental in leading and implementing Emirates’ global strategy to deliver superior services and customer experiences. As chief operating officer, Adel Al Redha is at the helm of all operational departments such as flight operations, service delivery and crew manpower as well as worldwide network operations including crisis response. Al Redha will work closely with other members of the executive leadership team to drive improved performance across the business.

Adnan Kazim joined Emirates in 1992 as a management trainee and has led the airline’s commercial operations in major markets such as the UAE, Switzerland, Pakistan and East Africa. In his role as chief commercial officer, he is responsible for worldwide commercial operations, e-Commerce, the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme and Emirates SkyCargo. Kazim will continue to lead the airline’s strategic planning and revenue optimisation teams.

Sheikh Majid Al Mualla who previously held the position of divisional senior vice president, commercial operations-centre, will now drive the airline’s government, industry, public policy, regulatory, environment and international affairs agenda. He will also lead teams that represent Emirates in government negotiations and air services talks as well as various aviation industry bodies of which Emirates is a member.

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