Emirates appoints new country manager

AS part of its continued growth strategy in Africa, Emirates has rotated its commercial operations team and announced a new country manager for Zimbabwe.

Report by Melissa Mpofu

Paulos Legesse, who started his career with Emirates in 2009 as a country manager for Nigeria, has been appointed Emirates’ country manager for Zimbabwe.

“It’s our strategy to continuously develop and enhance our employees’ capabilities through providing them with new and challenging markets to lead. Africa is a market that is constantly evolving and we remain committed to looking at new ways of developing our services and expanding our commercial footprint across the continent,” Emirates’ senior vice-president, commercial operations, Africa Jean Luc Grillet said.

He said the management changes for Emirates’ commercial operations were part of the airline’s  commitment to offering staff the opportunity to grow and experience new challenges.

Other appointments have been made in Libya, Tunisia and Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Emirates is set to officially open its ticketing and sales office in Harare tomorrow.

Emirates’ flies daily to Harare from Dubai via Lusaka using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Since February 1 2012 when the airline relaunched in Zimbabwe, more than 55 000 passengers have travelled with Emirates on the Dubai-Lusaka- Harare route.

With a fleet of 200 fuel-efficient aircraft, the multi-award winning carrier flies to more than 130 destinations across six continents.

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4 Responses to Emirates appoints new country manager

  1. Tariro April 23, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    They mean business!

  2. Gazebo April 23, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Shame on us Zimbabwe.the airspace is Zimbabwean bt has literally gone to other countries bekz of stupidity in the sense that our Minister of Transport is a mere place holder.he knws totally nothng abt strategic planning to rebuild Airzim.Goche is the most useless Minister ever.these guys spend time fightin Mdc,preaching propaganda,grabbing farms,building private schools,lying to world the good abt tourism bt look at it,Airzim is non existant.how cm we say we have an airline wn we have one aircraft???!???

  3. Gazebo April 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    No wonder he struggles wth his English at public fora

  4. Senzeni Bo April 24, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    The 1st businesses I know off which totally shutdown in the middle of a boom. Zimbabweans in diaspora have been getting papers to travel in the past 4 years in their 1000s meaning they file direct to Zimbabwe. Alas Air Zimbabwe shut down in the middle of that boom. The incompetence and dullness in government and parastatals is shocking?

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