ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways has announced new roles and responsibilities for four of its most senior Emiratis.
Mr. Ahmed Al Qubaisi, who currently holds the position of Vice President aero political and industry affairs, will be promoted to senior vice president and take on responsibility for international affairs and for environmental affairs. Mr Al Qubaisi joined Etihad Airways in 2015 as vice president alliances and partnerships, before being promoted to his current role in 2016.
Mr. Hareb Al Muhairy is to become Senior Vice President, UAE and GCC sales, responsible for driving sales revenues in the airline’s priority markets. He moves from his current position in corporate and international affairs.
Ms. Amina Taher has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and will be responsible for leading corporate communications strategy for Etihad Aviation Group (EAG). With this promotion, she is one of the group’s most senior female executives.
Meanwhile, the airline’s corporate social responsibility strategy will be moved under Dr Nadia Bastaki, Vice President Medical Services.
Dr Bastaki joined the Medical Centre at Etihad Airways in 2007. Under her leadership the Etihad Medical Centre has become adopted by the industry as best-in-class and the addition of corporate social responsibility is a natural extension of her medical and wellbeing portfolio, Etihad said in a statement.
Etihad added that the aviation group now employs more than 3,000 Emiratis and runs more than 20 programmes to attract, train and develop Emiratis.