Etihad shuffles top management
The Etihad Aviation Group board of directors has announced a new management structure for the Etihad Aviation Group. James Hogan, who has served as Etihad Airways president and CEO since September 2006, has been appointed Etihad Aviation Group president and CEO.
Under Hogan, 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.
Reporting to Hogan will be several new chief executive officers of the group companies. They are:
Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways: Peter Baumgartner will take on this new position and oversee the day-to-day running of Etihad Airways; Chief Executive Officer Airline Equity Partners: Bruno Matheu will drive the identification and realisation of synergy benefits across the airline’s strategic partners. Chief Executive Officer Etihad Airways Engineering: Jeff Wilkinson has been appointed to this position from his existing role as senior vice president technical. Chief Executive Officer Hala Group: The establishment of the Hala Group recognises how commercial operations have grown across a variety of travel and hospitality businesses. It will ensure a coordinated approach that drives strong commercial value for Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi, and equity partners through the Global Loyalty Company, Group Brand and Marketing teams, Hala Travel Management – HTM, Hala Abu Dhabi, and Etihad Holidays. Recruitment for this position is ongoing.