Ground Handling

Dnata appoints new executive vice president

By Edward Robertson

Dnata has put Steve Allen in charge of its global operations having appointed him executive vice president.

Following the appointment, he will now be responsible for all of dnata’s business covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents.

Allen will also assume responsibility for managing Emirates Group’s relationships with its associated businesses, including MMI, Emirates CAE Flight Training and Premier Inn.

HE will initially report to president group services Gary Chapman until his retirement in March, thereafter reporting to Emirates Airline and group chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Ahmed said: “I’m pleased to announce the promotion of Steve to Executive Vice President. In his various management roles at the company Steve has delivered outstanding results and demonstrated excellent leadership skills, making a significant contribution to the success of dnata and its customers.

“I’m confident that under Steve’s leadership dnata will cement its position as a global leader that consistently provides service excellence and the highest level of quality and safety across all its businesses.”