Emirates, the largest airline and the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates has announced the appointment of Mohammad Sarhan as vice president for India and Nepal. Sarhan’s appointment comes into effect from September 1 (today).
According to Emirates, Sarhan will manage the airline’s commercial operations, drive business growth and lead its strategic initiatives across the region. Jabr Al-Azeeby, who is currently vice president for India and Nepal at the UAE airline, will take on the role of VP for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it said.
The new appointment comes after the airline announced several commercial leadership movements across West Asia, Africa, the GCC, and Central Asia. “I’m excited and privileged to be taking on this new opportunity. Emirates has shared strong ties with India since 1985 and I look forward to working with our talented staff on-ground to continue growing the airline’s operations in the market,” Sarhan said. He brings over 15 years of industry experience with him.
Sarhan has over the years held several commercial leadership roles in Vietnam, Greece, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia, Emirates said.
All the movements include Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either being promoted from within the organization or through portfolio rotations, underpinning the airline’s commitment to career development and progression of its UAE nationals, Emirates said in a statement.
Emirates currently operates passenger services to nine destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.