Arik Air announced the appointment of Vinay Nambiar as Vice President - UAE & Gulf Region. Based in Dubai, Nambiar will be responsible for leading and developing the regional business strategies for Arik Air, Arabian Aerospace reported. An experienced airline professional, Vinay Nambiar previously held key commercial roles for leading full service airlines based in the GCC and Middle East region. Starting his career with Silk Air in the Maldives, Vinay held various positions within Malaysia Airlines in the Gulf region where he last held the role of Regional Marketing Manager for Middle East & Africa. He was the Regional Manager for Kingfisher Airlines for the Gulf Region where he was responsible for setting up and driving the airline's commercial operations in UAE during the period 2008-2013.