Steve Allen appointed to lead dnata’s global operations

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The Emirates Group has appointed Steve Allen as Executive Vice President of dnata.

Allen will be responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering ground handling, catering and travel across six continents. He will also assume responsibility for managing Emirates Group’s relationships with its associated businesses, including MMI, Emirates CAE Flight Training and Premier Inn.

In his new role, Allen will continue to report to Gary Chapman, President Group Services and dnata, until his retirement at the end of March. Thereafter, he will report directly to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group.

Taking the opportunity to thank Allen for his accomplishments, Sheikh 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."

Allen has been with the Emirates Group for 12 years, overseeing dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations and airport hospitality services in the UAE since 2016 as Divisional Senior Vice President. For the past nine months he has also been leading dnata’s travel businesses and their ongoing global transformation .

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