Amina-TaherMs Taher joins the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s award-winning Corporate Affairs department and will be responsible for all aspects of its expanding media relations program, reporting to Vice President, Michael Venus.

Ms Taher joins Etihad Airways from the Mubadala Development Company (MDC) where she held the position of Head of Social Development and Sponsorship in the Group Communications Unit.

Michael Venus said: “Etihad Airways continues to expand its operations, increasing the need to recruit the industry’s leading professionals. Amina’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to having a world class workforce, with Emiratis at the core of the business.

“Amina brings great media and communications experience and expertise to the role which will strengthen the department’s capabilities as we move forward into the second decade of operations, flying to more than 100 destinations worldwide.”

Prior to joining Mubadala Amina also held the role of Executive Director, Corporate Communications at Zabeel Investments. Her career highlights also include mentoring Emirati entrepreneurs, starting an organic food company, and speaking at women and leadership conferences.

Ms Taher holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the London Business School as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Media Studies, graduating with honours from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai.