Douglas appointed chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

The chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, today confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as group chief executive, who will join the company in January 2018.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

Douglas joins Etihad coming from the United Kingdom’s ministry of defence, where he has served as chief executive of the defence equipment in addition to support department, responsible for procuring in addition to supporting all the equipment in addition to services for the British Armed Forces.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

within the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, in addition to as chief operating officer in addition to group chief executive designate of Laing O’Rourke.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

His roles under airport operator BAA included managing director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project, group supply chain director, group technical director, in addition to chief executive, Heathrow Airport.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

Previously, Douglas held senior positions within the UAE, most notably as chief executive of Abu Dhabi Airports Company in addition to as chief executive of Abu Dhabi Ports Company where he was responsible for the successful delivery of Khalifa Port.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

Al Mazrouei, chairman of the board of Etihad Aviation Group, commented: “We are delighted to have Tony return to Abu Dhabi to lead Etihad.

Douglas Appointed Chief Executive Of Etihad Aviation Group

“He has guided the transformation of large organisations within the UAE in addition to the UK, in addition to he understands the UAE in addition to the region.

“He is actually also deeply knowledgeable about commercial aviation in addition to keenly familiar with Etihad’s challenges in addition to opportunities in a rapidly changing industry.”

As group chief executive, Douglas will work with the board in addition to leadership team to expand in addition to implement a range of strategic initiatives to position Etihad for sustained success in an increasingly competitive regional in addition to global aviation market.

Douglas commented: “Etihad is actually a force in global aviation which must continue to adapt in addition to evolve on its own in addition to with industry partners.

“which is actually an economic in addition to employment engine for the UAE in addition to the region.

“With brand new infrastructure in addition to attractions like the expanded airport, Louvre Abu Dhabi, in addition to Abu Dhabi Global Market, Etihad incorporates a central role in supporting the UAE’s position as a global hub of transportation, tourism, commerce, in addition to culture.”

Douglas appointed chief executive of Etihad Aviation Group

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