Thierry Antinori, Executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Emirates has resigned, days after the airline reported a slump in profits.
Though Emirates saw revenues increase by 6 percent to $26.7 billion, its profits declined 69% to $237 million, the weakest in decades.
The Gulf carrier had been recording profits year after year for the past 31 years, but this time the margin is comparatively very low.
Frenchman Thierry Antinori joined Emirates airline in 2011, and managed commercial operations and products, Emirates Skywards and Emirates Skycargo. In June 2013, he was promoted to chief commercial officer.
Before Joining Emirates, Antinori was employed by Lufthansa and Air France.
Emirates appointed Adnan Kazim, divisional senior vice president, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimisation and Aeropolitical Affairs as the acting chief commercial officer.