Emirates President Stepping Down In June

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark will leave the role in June and remain as an advisor. He’ll have been with the airline for 35 years, having joined the Dubai-based carrier as part of its founding in 1985. He initially served as the carrier’s head of planning and became airline President in 2003.

Now 70 years old, Clark began his aviation career at British Caledonian in 1972 and then spent 10 years at Gulf Air before moving to Emirates. The carrier has been largely profitable under his leadership.

He has carried the British title ‘Sir’ since 2014 when he was named a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Emirates has not yet annoucned a successor, though frontrunners are reported to include the current COO and the Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates as well as the CEO of flydubai.

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