Lina El Mallah and Al-Anood Al-Suwaidi have been appointment to two senior roles of Menzies Aviation’s Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) team.
El Mallah has been promoted to the position of senior vice president organisation change and systems, while Al-Suwaidi joins Menzies Aviation as senior vice president of cargo for the MEAA region.
Al-Suwaidi will join the company on January 01, 2024, while El Mallah will transition to her new role, effective November 01, 2023.
El Mallah most recently served as vice president lounges and VIP services for Menzies Aviation. Based in Kuwait, she has more than 10 years of functional and strategic experience in the telecom and aviation industries, including corporate sales, marketing intelligence and planning, strategic business planning and modeling as well as project management for various market segments.
In her new role, El Mallah will be responsible for overseeing strategic transformations and working closely with senior leadership to ensure seamless integration within the region.
Al-Suwaidi joins Menzies Aviation from Etihad Airways where she recently served as network safety and compliance manager for the cargo division.
With almost 10 years working in Etihad’s cargo business, Al-Suwaidi brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the sector having managed the carrier’s cargo compliance audit programme and headed cargo operations in both North and East Europe, ensuring continuous safety awareness across the entire Etihad cargo network.
Menzies Aviation states that the new appointments support the company’s commitment to increase gender diversity and the proportion of women in its middle leadership to at least 40 per cent by 2033, and senior leadership population to a minimum of 25 per cent by 2025, in line with IATA’s 25by2025 campaign.
Charles Wyley, executive vice president of Middle East, Africa and Asia at Menzies Aviation, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lina and Al-Anood to the Menzies MEAA team, as we focus on our market growth strategy and build on our presence in the MEAA region.
“Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen a steady growth in both passenger and cargo volumes, and look forward to working together to deliver safe, secure and high-quality services for our expanding customer base.”
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