As part of the leadership rotation plan, Emirates appointed Afzal Parambil as the new Regional Manager for Southern Africa in January,2021. In this role, Afzal responsible to oversee the Passenger and Cargo Operations, Airport, and Sales and Customer Service for Emirates’ Commercial Operations in Southern Africa.

Prior to taking up his new appointment, Afzal served in a number of Commercial and Managerial roles within the Emirates Group, based in Dubai and across different points on the Emirates network, some of these roles include, Head of Commercial Operations for Emirates Holidays (Global) based in Dubai, Country Manager for Ethiopia based in Addis Ababa and the most recent being the Regional Manager –West Africa, based in Nigeria.  Afzal holds a Degree in Economics and has also completed extensive training programmes across Finance, Marketing, Leadership and General Management in aviation from various educational institutions.