One of many career paths offered by the Emirates Group to UAE nationals, the Emirates commercial outstation programme supports the airline’s objective to develop the skills and careers of UAE Nationals in its talent pool.
DUBAI, UAE – Emirates has announced commercial management rotations across its outstations in West Asia, Central Asia, Indian Ocean, and East Asia. The organisational moves are aligned with the airline’s strategy to place UAE talent in commercial roles and strengthen the airline’s presence in key markets across its network.
Emirates’ commercial team members assuming new roles, effective from 1 August, include:
- Chandana De Silva, currently Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives, will be appointed as Manager Government Liaison Sri Lanka and Maldives
- Rashid Al Ardha, currently Country Manager Singapore & Brunei, will move to a new post as Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives
- Rashed Alfajeer, currently Country Manager Iran & Central Asia, will take on the role of Country Manager Singapore & Brunei
- Mohamed Alhammadi, currently Area Manager Bangladesh, will become Manager Iran & Central Asia
- Jaber Mohamed will be appointed as Area Manager Bangladesh
- Majid Al Falasi, currently Manager Sudan, will move to a new role as Manager Vietnam
Emirates, Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline said: “We are proud of the calibre of talented UAE Nationals who make up our workforce and it is our objective to continue investing in their career development. By cultivating a wealth of expertise amongst our talent, we are creating a strong pool of future leaders who can seize opportunities and navigate challenges within the industry. We are confident that in their new roles, Emirates will be well-represented outside of our homebase, and the team will continue to serve our customers and deepen relationships with partners, in addition to enhancing our competitiveness in Emirates’ key markets.
“This rotation is part of our long-established commercial outstation managers programme, with a track record spanning over 25 years, that has groomed many UAE nationals to date. I’ve personally started my Emirates career through this programme, and firmly believe that the experience gained by our team in different markets and varied commercial roles is invaluable to the company’s objectives, and also for our managers’ professional growth. It also supports the UAE’s strategic economic vision of creating a knowledge-based economy powered by skilled Emiratis and contributes to the advancement of the UAE aviation sector.”
One of many career paths offered by the Emirates Group to UAE nationals, the Emirates commercial outstation programme supports the airline’s objective to develop the skills and careers of UAE Nationals in its talent pool. The programme offers UAE Nationals the opportunity to gain exposure across the airline’s diverse commercial operations and build the skills necessary for future leadership positions. To support the future expansion plans of the airline, the Emirates Group ensures a steady pipeline of future commercial managers by continuously recruiting UAE National fresh graduates to join the programme. In its steadfast commitment to its Emirati talent and investment in their career development, the Emirates Group also recently began a collaboration with the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) to equip its UAE national managers stationed around the world with vital diplomatic skills under its Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme.
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