Steve Allen

Executive Vice President


Steve is responsible for all dnata’s businesses covering travel, airport operations, catering and retail across six continents. In addition, he is managing Emirates Group’s relationships with its associated businesses, including MMI, Emirates CAE Flight Training and Premier Inn.

Steve has been with the Emirates Group since 2009 in various operational and support roles. Since 2016, he has been overseeing dnata’s ground handling and cargo operations and airport hospitality services in the United Arab Emirates as Divisional Senior Vice President. Since 2020 he has also been leading dnata’s travel businesses and their ongoing transformation globally. Before joining the Emirates Group, he spent 16 years with British Airways in various financial, regional and operational roles.

Steve has two daughters and is a sports fanatic, with a particular passion for cycling, golf, paddle tennis and football.



17 November 2021 | 10:15 - 11:00 | Keynote Panel: Investments – Grow and scale your aviation startup

Even great ideas need investments – get tips from VC’s, corporate and angel investors on how to scale your start-up to the next level. Led by Intelak Hub, the region's leading aviation, travel and tourism hub, the panel will explore what investors look for in start-ups they invest in and what are the trends in investments. 

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