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Emirates hires top execs to drive global growth

Emiratis appointed to senior positions to strengthen markets in Latin America, Africa, Indian Ocean

Emirates hires top execs to drive global growth

Emirates Airline has announced two new senior management appointments to strengthen its market position in Africa, Latin America and the Indian Ocean.

Orhan Abbas has been appointed senior vice president, Commercial Operations, Latin America, Central and Southern Africa; and Adil Al Ghaith is now vice president, Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa.

The two UAE nationals joined Emirates as management trainees in 1998 and 1999 respectively, and have since held various management and leadership positions both within and outside of the UAE, the Dubai-based airline said in a statement.

 Abbas said: “I’m very familiar with these markets. Latin America, Central and Southern Africa are exciting and diverse regions that are enjoying good economic growth.

"My focus will be to leverage this growth as much as possible, further increasing our presence in these markets and making Emirates the airline of choice for travellers."

Al Ghaith added: “I’m really looking forward to leading the Emirates team in Northern and Western Africa and expanding our customer base.

"There is scope for strong growth in these markets, and  together with my highly experienced and capable team, I’m confident of our success.”

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