A United Arab Emirates national, Mr Al Shamsi will assist Etihad's Head of Hub in overseeing the Etihad Airways airport operations in Abu Dhabi.
Mr Al Shamsi has worked in the airline industry for over 23 years. He joins Etihad from Emirates Airlines where he held the position of Regional Manager of Commercial operations for Emirates Holidays. Prior to his eight years with Emirates Airlines, Mr Al Shamsi worked for over six years with Gulf Air.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief Executive Officer, said: "As the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, we are dedicated to recruiting skilled Emirati managers for key roles across our expanding network."I am very pleased to welcome Ali, who brings to us a wealth of experience working from Arabian Gulf carriers and has a great understanding of the UAE market."