Emirates revamps leadership team for future growth

Adgully Bureau |

Emirates Airline has announced a strategic reshuffle of its executive ranks, appointing two deputies to President Tim Clark and promoting 19 senior leaders, as the airline gears up for further expansion, according to reports. 

The new team, effective March 1st, 2024, features a diverse mix of eight UAE nationals and six women, reflecting Emirates' commitment to inclusivity and regional representation.

The two key appointments see current Chief Operations Officer Adel Al Redha and Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim taking on the additional role of Deputy Presidents. Both have been with Emirates for over 30 years, bringing extensive experience and leadership to the new positions.

"These changes strengthen our executive bench and support our ambitious growth plans for the next 15 years," said Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group. "They mark a significant step towards aligning our business and operations effectively to achieve our ambitious goals."

The promotions also recognize the expertise and dedication of long-serving leaders across various departments. Notable appointments include Steve Allen becoming CEO of dnata, Michael Doersam assuming the Chief Financial and Group Services Officer role, and Boutros Boutros heading Marketing, Brand, and Corporate Communications.

Overall, the revamped leadership team reflects Emirates' commitment to diversity, experience, and future-oriented growth. With a strong team in place, the airline appears well-positioned to navigate the dynamic aviation landscape and achieve its ambitious expansion plans over the next decade and a half.