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Power 25 2021: Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President of Emirates SkyCargo, Ranks 5


With a career that spans three decades in commercial roles within the Emirates Group, Sultan began his career with the airline in 1990 in the IT department. Two years later he joined Emirates’ management training programme within the Commercial Operations department.

Between 1995 and 2008, Sultan gained extensive commercial experience working in various management and leadership roles both within and outside the UAE. In 2013, he was appointed to his current role taking the division from strength to strength. Under Sultan, SkyCargo has continued to develop innovative, bespoke products.

Sultan completed his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from the University of Portland in the US.

In January 2021, SkyCargo joined the Vaccine Logistics Alliance to speed up distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world and by the first week of July it had flown 150 million doses of the vaccines through Dubai.

It also signed an agreement with UNICEF in February to prioritise the transport of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices, and other critical supplies to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sultan said: “Every single day counts in the fight against COVID-19 and the sooner that communities can have access to COVID-19 vaccines, the sooner they can curb the spread of the virus and get back on their feet.

“As a global player flying to more than 130 destinations, Emirates SkyCargo has been committed to the fight against the pandemic from the very early stages and we have rolled out several initiatives to expedite the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines through Dubai, starting with our GDP certified dedicated airside hub. Through our partnership with UNICEF, we will be taking yet another step to prioritise and facilitate the rapid and secure movement of COVID-19 vaccines particularly to communities hard hit by the disease.”

The freight division of Emirates has also further strengthened its temperature sensitive pharma and vaccine handling capabilities in Dubai with the extension of its fully automated cool room with 94 airline pallet positions at its EU GDP certified dedicated pharma facility at Dubai airport.

The extended cool room will provide an additional 2600 sqm of temperature-controlled environment (2-25 degrees Celsius) for the storage and handling of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

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