30 JANUARY 2017
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A global search for new top management at the Etihad Aviation Group is under way after the company announced president and chief executive officer James Hogan and CFO James Rigney are to step down later this year to join an investment company.
Group chairman Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei said: “We are very grateful to James. In just ten years, he has overseen the growth of the company from a 22-regional carrier into a 120-aircraft global airline and aviation group.
“It has seven airline equity partnerships which together serve more than 120m guests every year and is a business which has set new benchmarks for service and innovation.
“Under his leadership, the company has provided new opportunities for thousands of Emiratis and has been a critical element in the remarkable progress of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We look forward to his continued association with Abu Dhabi in new ways.”
Hogan added: “Along with the board and my 26,000 colleagues, I am very proud of what we have built together at Etihad and of the company’s substantial contribution to the UAE and to the development of Abu Dhabi.
“The past decade has seen incredible results but this only represents a first chapter in the story of Etihad.”
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Colin Antill, UK
Well done James, I can remember James when her was at Hertz along with other members that have all done well since leaving Hertz, not forgetting Naomi Graham (RIP) who was one of the corner pins of Hertz Europe.