Emi­rates ap­points new vice-pres­i­dent for Pak­istan

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

OB­SERVER RE­PORT ISLAMABAD/DUBAI—Emi­rates air­line has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Jabr Al-Azeeby as the new Vice Pres­i­dent for its op­er­a­tions in Pak­istan.

Pre­vi­ously, Al-Azeeby was Area Man­ager for Thai­land and In­dochina for Emi­rates air­line. He be­gan his ca­reer as Emi­rates Area Man­ager in Uganda and worked in that mar­ket for 3 years, be­fore mov­ing on to a new po­si­tion as Coun­try Man­ager for Cyprus. Al-Azeeby brings with him ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try, which spans over eight years. He has a track record of suc­cess­fully up­lift­ing the air­line’s op­er­a­tions in chal­leng­ing mar­kets. Jabr, who com­mences work in his new role this month, re­places Khalid Bar­dan, who has now joined Emi­rates’ SkyCargo team.

“I’m de­lighted to have been ap­pointed as the new Vice Pres­i­dent for Pak­istan and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the lo­cal team, as well as our trade and cor­po­rate part­ners in fur­ther de­vel­op­ing the Emi­rates b usi­ness in the mar­ket,” said Mr. AlAzeeby. “My pri­mary fo­cus in the Pak­istani mar­ket will be to con­tinue pro­vid­ing our cus­tomers with world class travel ser­vices and value for money, as we con­nect them to more than 150 des­ti­na­tions across the world.”

In another new ap­point­ment in Pak­istan, Tariq Obaid will be­come the Re­gional Man­ager for Emi­rates air­line’s op­er­a­tions in North Pak­istan. Obaid started his ca­reer with the Emi­rates Group in 2007 as a col­lege work place­ment trainee in the Flight Op­er­a­tions Cen­tre. He pro­gressed to join the Emi­rates Group’s com­mer­cial man­age­ment pro­gram and took on var­i­ous roles as Sales Man­ager in both Libya and the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia’s Dammam sta­tion, and Coun­try Man­ager for Su­dan. His pre­vi­ous po­si­tion was as the Coun­try Man­ager for Al­ge­ria.

Pak­istan was the first coun­try Emi­rates flew to 30 years ago. To­day Pak­istan has be­come the fourth most widely served coun­try with 85 weekly flights to six cities in­clud­ing Karachi, Pe­shawar, Islamabad, La­hore, Sialkot and most re­cently Multan. Karachi was the air­line’s first route in 1985 and Emi­rates op­er­ates 49 flights to the city each week. Flights to Pe­shawar were launched in 1998, and in 1999 both La­hore and Islamabad were added to the Emi­rates net­work. Flights to Sialkot be­gan in 2013 and most re­cently Multan op­er­a­tions were com­menced in 2015. The Emi­rates Group em­ploys over 4,000 Pak­ista­nis across its busi­ness di­vi­sions, in­clud­ing 86 Cabin Crew, 17 Pi­lots and a team of over 230 based in Pak­istan.

Jabr-Al-Azeeby Emi­rates air­line new Vice-Pres­i­dent for Pak­istan.

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