Jan 10, 2019: Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa, all effective January 6, 2019.

Nasser Bahlooq, who has been appointed as the manager for Zimbabwe, joined the UAE National Commercial Management Programme in 2015, and was selected to manage the airline’s commercial activities in Yinchuan, China and most recently Yangon, Myanmar, where he supported the route launch activities of the linked route to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Highlighting the importance of the new appointments to support Emirates’ efforts to strengthen its business in the Middle East and Africa, Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ EVP and chief commercial officer said, “As we continue to develop our operations in the Middle East, GCC and Africa, the unique backgrounds, experience and skills of each newly appointed member of our commercial team will further strengthen our commercial and business operations and drive our strategic initiatives in a new year of growth. Their experience will also be instrumental as we focus on executing many of our commercial initiatives to pursue revenue opportunities, improve margin performance, as well as capture new consumer segments.”

Other appointments include Mohammad Lootah, manager, Jordan; Tariq Al Mutawa, manager, Kuwait; Hamad Al Ali, manager, Bahrain; Omar Al Bushlaibi, manager, Oman; Khalfan Al Salami, manager, Sudan; Marwan Al Marri, manager, Riyadh; Fahad Bastaki, manager, Dammam; Saeed Khalifa Bin Sulaiman, senior manager, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain; and Omar Al Banna, manager, Sharjah and Northern Emirates.

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