Emirates announces new heads

Major changes made at the top management of the carrier.


Emirates SkyCargo Ram Menen Thierry Antinori


Nabil Sultan, who has held numerous commercial roles in his 20 years with Emirates, has been appointed divisional senior VP (DSVP), Emirates SkyCargo. He takes over from Ram Menen, who retired from Emirates in early June. He previously served as DSVP for Revenue Optimisation and Distribution.

Sultan will report to Thierry Antinori has been named executive VP and chief commercial officer responsible for Commercial Operations, Revenue Optimisation, Skywards, Destination and Leisure Management and Emirates SkyCargo.

Adel Al Redha has been named executive VP (EVP) and COO, responsible for Engineering, Flight Operations, Service Delivery and Airport Services.  

Richard Jewsbury assumes the role of DSVP Revenue Optimisation and Distribution after serving as senior VP (SVP) Commercial, Europe & Russian Federation.

Adnan Kazim takes on the role of DSVP, Planning, Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs a move from his role as DSVP Planning & Research. Salem Obaidalla, formerly SVP Australasia assumes the role of SVP Aeropolitical and Industry Affairs.

Hubert Frach, will assume the newly created role of DSVP, Commercial Operations West after serving as SVP Global Sales. Barry Brown will assume the newly created role of DSVP Commercial Operations East a move from his most recent role as Vice President, Australia.

In addition, Paul Starrs has been named SVP, Global Sales, Ramesh Venkat has been named SVP, Revenue Optimisation, Systems and Procedures, and Will Lofberg has been named Vice President, International, Government and Environment Affairs.