The Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of HE Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouie has announced the new management structure for the Etihad Aviation Group PJSC, which was formally established by Abu Dhabi Law No. 6 as of 2014. Etihad Aviation Group Chairman, Mr Al Mazrouie said: “Etihad Airways has been steadily evolving into the Etihad Aviation Group for a number of years. “This 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.” 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 executives will provide leadership, governance and strategic direction in their expert areas across all companies in the Etihad Aviation Group.
Reporting to James Hogan, the new Chief Executive Officers of the group companies are as follows: Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways: Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer Airline Equity Partners: Bruno Matheu, Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways Engineering: Jeff Wilkinson.