CAIRO, EGYPT - 6 May, 2014
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, recently appointed Haitham Al Battawy as the new Country Manager for both Egypt and Libya. Mr Al Battawy was the Emirates Country Manager for Iraq since 2011 before being assigned his latest position for Egypt and Libya.
Mr Al Battawy joined Emirates in 2006 as a part of Emirates' Commercial Management Program and in 2009 was appointed the Country Manager for Libya, where he spent two years. Thereafter, he was appointed Country Manager for Oman, and six months later was assigned to manage Emirates operations in Iraq from October 2011 to February 2014.
In his new position, Mr Al Battawy will be responsible for managing the commercial and operational aspects of Emirates' business in Egypt and Libya, overseeing the sales and service functions for the airline's passenger, cargo and airport operations. He will report to Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates Vice President, Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa.
"I am honoured to be joining the Emirates Northern Africa team and look forward to working in two evolving and very dynamic markets. Both these markets offer great potential for growth and with my team we are excited about the opportunity," said Mr Al Battawy.
"On behalf of Emirates Airlines, we are thrilled to welcome Haitham to the role of Country Manager for Egypt and Libya," said Mr Ghaith. "He has strong experience in the region and we have great confidence in his ability to help drive and grow business in these markets."
Mr Al Battawy holds double majors in Finance & Banking and Management from Dubai University and a Masters in Strategic Marketing from the University of Wollongong in Dubai.
Emirates was founded as an airline in 1985. It now flies to 142 destinations in 80 countries across six continents, providing air services that enable trade and travel to its home base in Dubai and beyond. Emirates also connects millions of people on the ground each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures. Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division