Adnan Kazim

Adnan Kazim

Chief Commercial Officer
Emirates Airline

Adnan Kazim is the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, reporting to the President Emirates Airline. He leads Emirates’ Commercial Operations across the airline’s vast network of nearly 160 destinations in 86 countries including e-Commerce, Retail and Contact Centers, the Emirates Skywards loyalty program and Emirates SkyCargo.

He also heads the airline’s Strategic Planning and Revenue Optimization teams, which are critical functions that play an integral role in the airline’s commercial success. Adnan joined Emirates in 1992. His career graph rose quickly, and he went on to successfully lead the airline’s commercial regions in senior management roles that included Senior Vice President Gulf, M.E. and Iran, and Senior Vice President Africa.

His broad experience helped him transition into a leadership role to shape the airline’s strategy of growth in the areas of Fleet Planning, market expansion and governmental relations. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and; Aeropolitical Affairs.

Adnan graduated from the UAE University in Al Ain.  Adnan is on the Board of Emirates Airline Foundation, a non-profit charity organization which aims to improve the quality of life for children caught in extreme poverty worldwide. In December 2020, Emaar Development, a leading property and lifestyle developer owned by Dubai-based Emaar Properties, named Adnan as the new chairman of the company board. In September 2022, Adnan was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Transguard Group, the UAE’s leading provider of business support and outsourcing solutions, and a joint venture company between the Emirates Group and Al Hail Holding.