The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei has announced the new management structure for the Etihad Aviation Group, in a bid to foster steady growth.
He said that the move has been driven by the formation of new companies, including Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Global Cargo Management Company, the Global Loyalty Company, Hala Abu Dhabi, and Etihad Airport Services.
“The acquisition of minority equity stakes in Alitalia, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, Jet Airways, and Virgin Australia, has also necessitated the need for a dedicated team to manage our shareholding, and the delivery of wide-ranging synergies that are beneficial to all parties,” Mr Mazrouei said.
One of the world’s leading aviation groups, Etihad employs about 20,500 workers from 140 nationalities and James Hogan, who has served as Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2006, has been appointed Etihad Aviation Group President and Chief Executive Officer.
Under the leadership of Mr Hogan, the key Etihad Aviation Group functions will be led by James Rigney as Group Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Knight as Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Ray Gammell as Group Chief People and Performance Officer, and Robert Webb as Group Chief Information and Technology Officer. These areas will provide leadership, governance and strategic direction in their expert areas across all companies in the Etihad Aviation Group.
Other executives include: the Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways Peter Baumgartner; the Chief Executive Officer Airline Equity Partners Bruno Matheu and the Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways Engineering, Jeff Wilkinson.