Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Emirates Announce New Zimbabwe Country Manager

Emirates has announced the appointment of Paulos Legesse as Country Manager for Zimbabwe, to support the airline’s operations in the market.

Mr Legesse, an Ethiopian national, will be responsible for overseeing the running of Emirates’ business operations in Zimbabwe, as well as managing sales and service functions for the airline's passenger, cargo and airport operations.

Paulos Legesse started his career with Emirates in 2009 as Country Manager for Nigeria and was posted as Country Manager Zimbabwe effective from April 15, 2013.

Highly accomplished and results-oriented, the new Country Manager brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the airline business spanning more than 20 years.

Mr Legesse said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the

Emirates team in Zimbabwe, one of Emirates key markets in Africa.”
“Emirates is the airline of choice for travellers from Zimbabwe and elsewhere. The airline enjoys a well-established reputation for its superior customer service, both in the air and on the ground. I shall strive to take the airline even further and ensure that we spare no efforts in providing Emirates passengers with unsurpassed levels of service,” he added.

Mr Legesse holds a Master of Business Administration in Aviation Management (Distinction) from Coventry University in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Addis Ababa University, and Diploma in Accounting from College of Commerce in Ethiopia.

Mr Legesse will be based in Harare, where Emirates flies daily with a linked flight from Dubai via Lusaka.

In February this year the airline introduced a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route, offering 354 seats in a three-class configuration, offering eight luxurious First Class suites, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 304 passengers in Economy Class.

Throughout the aircraft, passengers are able to experience the airline’s award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system with a choice of over 1,400 channels on-demand as well as meals prepared by gourmet chefs.  Emirates is also known for its award-winning service from its international cabin crew recruited from over 100 countries around the world, including Zimbabwean nationals.
About Emirates
Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to 132 destinations in 77 countries across six continents. Operating 200 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including an industry leading 31 A380s, Emirates has orders for an additional 198 aircraft, worth more than US$71 billion. For more information please visit

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