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New CEO at Etihad Airways

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of HE Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei has announced the new management structure.

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.

Peter BaumgartnerPeter Baumgartner becomes the new Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways. He joined Etihad Airways in April 2005 from Swiss International Air Lines and has managed the airline’s intense global commercial efforts during a period of rapid growth, both in terms of commercial expansion and the introduction of new product and service innovations.

Chief Executive Officer Airline Equity Partners: Bruno Matheu. Mr Matheu joined Etihad Airways in 2014 in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer Equity Partners. This role has been upgraded to Chief Executive Officer level in recognition of the importance of partnerships. The partnership strategy delivered revenues of US $1.4 billion and more than five million passengers onto Etihad Airways’ flights in 2015. Mr Matheu has almost 30 years of senior management experience in the global aviation industry, the past two decades with Air France-KLM.

Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways Engineering: Jeff Wilkinson has been appointed to this position from his existing role as Senior Vice President Technical. He has more than 15 years’ leadership experience, eight of which have been at Etihad Airways, which he joined in 2006.

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