Etihad Aviation Group has introduced a brand new organisational construction and working mannequin, efficient instantly, to ship on its mandate because it embarks on the following section of its transformation.
The choice comes because the airline seeks to battle again from investments in airberlin and Alitalia, which led to substantial losses over the previous two years on the Abu Dhabi flag-carrier.
The reorganisation is the following step in making certain the group is match for goal to prosper as a people-focused enterprise pushed by innovation, security and sustainability, Etihad stated.
Beneath the brand new construction, the group can be reorganised into seven enterprise divisions – operations, business, upkeep, restore & overhaul, human assets, finance, help companies and transformation.
The brand new construction can be led by a brand new govt management group reporting to croup chief govt officer, Tony Douglas, who additionally assumes duty for Etihad Airways.
Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, stated: “As we method our 15-year anniversary, the reorganisation and restructure of the group and management group will assist us lay the foundations for Etihad to optimise its worth as a world-leading group, streamline operations, and capitalise on alternatives, permitting the enterprise to deal with enhancing its core working efficiency.
“We recorded an enchancment in our working outcomes for 2017 and are assured that we’re again on observe this yr, strengthening our place group-wide after a interval of consolidation, bolstering our presence in key international markets, and persevering with to help Abu Dhabi’s development within the aviation, commerce and tourism sectors.”
Former Etihad chief govt Peter Baumgartner will now function the senior strategic advisor to Douglas as a part of the manager management group.
Having led Etihad Airways since 2016, Baumgartner will advise at group degree on international partnerships and innovation.
Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways govt vice chairman business, has been promoted to chief working officer, and can be answerable for core areas together with community operations, flight and technical operations, fleet engineering, aviation safety and security, as nicely the Etihad Airport Providers entity which manages floor and cargo dealing with, and catering.
He’s additionally answerable for the airline’s pilot and cabin crew neighborhood.
Robin Kamark has been appointed chief business officer.
Kamark, who joined Etihad Aviation Group in April 2017, will spearhead the general business technique of the airline, together with cargo, gross sales and advertising and marketing, income administration, customer support, community planning, and alliances.