Emirates airline positions UAE nationals in key markets

Emirates airline positions UAE nationals in key markets

Carrier's outstation programme cultivates opportunities for emerging UAE talent

Emirates has announced new appointments in its commercial teams across Europe, Africa and East Asia, in line with the airline’s growth trajectory. 

Through its commercial outstation programme, Emirates strategically cultivates opportunities for UAE nationals to expand their skill sets and expertise across a range of roles. 

The programme also aims to support the professional growth for the airline’s Emirati workforce while also enabling them to build meaningful and long-term connections with business partners and stakeholders across its network.

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Emirates’ commercial team members assuming new roles include:

  • Mohammed Alqassim, previously country manager Cyprus, has become country manager Cambodia
  • Ahmad Tamim, previously country manager Ivory Coast, has become country manager Cyprus
  • Adnan Almarzooqi, previously commercial support manager South Africa, has become country manager Ivory Coast
  • Mohamed Taher, previously commercial support manager Egypt, has become Manager Uganda
  • Sultan Alriyami, previously manager Taiwan, has become area manager Hong Kong
  • Nasser Bahlooq, previously area manager Hong Kong, has become manager Taiwan

Emirates deputy president and chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We take pride in developing exceptional Emirati talent within our workforce and are committed to supporting their career progression and advancing their leadership capabilities. 

"Through the new rotation, six prospective leaders will be well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities and overcome industry challenges in their respective markets. I’m confident that our newly appointed managers will not only gain new experiences, but also use their existing knowledge and skills to support our current and future strategies as we continue to expand our global operations.”

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