EK President Tim Clark Retiring In JUN 2020 After 30 Years With The Airline

Sir Tim Clark, 70, will retire as the president of Emirates Airline at the end of JUN 2020 after more than three decades at the state-controlled airline.

Clark, who was promoted to president in 2003, will remain an adviser.

Before joining EK as a founding member in 1985, Clark previously worked at Gulf Air and Caledonian Airways.

Clark has largely been credited with growing the Dubai government-owned airline into one of the world’s biggest aviation brands.

His boss, Shaikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman and chief executive officer of Emirates Airline and Group, has described Clark as “a genius” in what he does, according to GulfNews.

“Through wars, economic recessions, disasters natural or man-made, and various industry upheavals, Tim has ably steered and grown Emirates to its standing today,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in an internal memo.

A successor has not yet been named.

Clark was knighted in 2014 for services to British prosperity and to the aviation industry.

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