Menzies appoints new regional SVP for cargo

Al-Anood Al-suwaidi. Source: Menzies Aviation

Menzies Aviation has made two senior appointments in its Middle East, Africa and Asia (MEAA) division.

Lina El Mallah has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of organisation change and systems, while Al-Anood Al-Suwaidi joins the company as senior vice president of cargo for the MEAA region.

Al-Suwaidi joins Menzies Aviation from Etihad Airways where she recently served as network safety and compliance manager for the cargo division.

She has almost 10 years of experience working in Etihad’s cargo business, having managed the carrier’s cargo compliance audit programme and headed cargo operations in both north and east Europe.

Meanwhile, El Mallah most recently served as vice president lounges and VIP Services for Menzies and will be based in Kuwait.

In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing strategic transformations and working with senior leadership to ensure integration within the region.

“The appointment of both Lina El Mallah and Al-Anood Al-Suwaidi supports the company’s commitment to increase gender diversity and the proportion of women in its middle leadership to at least 40% by 2033 and senior leadership population to a minimum of 25% by 2025, in line with the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 campaign,” the aviation company said.

Charles Wyley, executive vice president, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies Aviation, added: “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.”

Al-Suwaidi will join Menzies Aviation on January 1, while El Mallah moved to her new role on November 1.

Lina El Mallah. Source: Menzies Aviation

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