Emirates has ushered in a trio of senior directors to strengthen its leadership team.

Adel Al Redha is appointed chief operating officer, Adnan Kazim is chief commercial officer and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla is divisional senior vice president, international affairs.

Al Redha will oversee “operational efficiency and effectiveness” across the airline and drive improved performance across the business following 31 years with Emirates.

Kazim, who joined Emirates in 1992 as a management trainee, was previously divisional senior vice president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs.

As commercial chief, he takes responsibilty for worldwide commercial operations, e-commerce, the Emirates Skywards loyalty programme and Emirates SkyCargo.

Al Mualla, previously divisional senior vice president, commercial operations-centre, will drive the airline’s government, industry, public policy, regulatory, environment and international affairs agenda. He will also lead teams that represent Emirates in government negotiations and air services talks, as well as various aviation industry bodies of which Emirates is a member.

Emirates chairman and chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “Adel, Adnan and Sheikh Majid are all experienced members of the Emirates leadership team with strong expertise in their respective areas and proven leadership abilities.

“Each brings deep and diverse experiences from different areas of the airline business, and I am confident that they will continue to drive the airline’s future growth and strengthen Emirates’ presence, agility, and focus across the globe.

“These roles are strategically important to growing our customer base and developing our commercial strategies, delivering the best experiences across customer touchpoints, and progressing our business objectives through engaging with governments, regulators and key industry bodies around the world.”