Emirates Airline appoints new executive leaders   

Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline has appointed several team members to executive leadership positions for its operational, commercial and international affairs functions.

The airline has named Adel Al Redha as the new chief operating officer; Adnan Kazim as chief commercial officer; and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla as divisional senior vice president, international affairs.

On the appointments, chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum stated: “Adel, Adnan and Sheikh Majid are all experienced members of the Emirates Airline 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 the airline’s 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,” he concluded.

Al Redha is at the helm of all operational departments, including flight operations, service delivery, airport services, emirates engineering, crew manpower, aircraft procurement and the Emirates Flight Training Academy, as well as worldwide network operations including crisis response.

He will oversee operational efficiency and effectiveness across the airline and work closely with other members of the executive leadership team to drive improved performance across the business. During his 31-year career with Emirates, Al Redha has been instrumental in leading and implementing Emirates Airline’s global strategy to consistently deliver superior services and customer experiences, on the ground and in the air.

Meanwhile, in his role as chief commercial officer, Kazim will be responsible for worldwide commercial operations, e-commerce, the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme and Emirates SkyCargo. He will continue to lead the airline’s strategic planning and revenue optimisation teams, which are critical functions that support the airline’s commercial success. Kazim joined Emirates Airline in 1992 as a management trainee and has successfully led the airline’s commercial operations in major markets such as the UAE, Switzerland, Pakistan and East Africa.

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