Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Mr Lindsay White to the new position of Vice President for Australia and Asia Pacific.
In this role, Mr White will assume
responsibility for the entire Asia Pacific region, adding China, Japan, Korea
and Thailand to his current portfolio of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.
Mr White brings more than 30 years of
aviation industry experience to the role, having held various senior management
positions at British Airways before joining Gulf Air in 2005 as its general
manager in Malaysia and Brunei. He subsequently joined Etihad Airways as its
country manager in Malaysia.
In September 2008, Mr White relocated to
Sydney to take up the role of General Manager Australia and New Zealand for
Etihad Airways and, in 2012, was promoted to Vice President Asia Pacific South
Danny Barranger, Senior Vice President of
Global Sales, said: “This new role brings the entire Asia Pacific region into a
single management focus, ensuring the alignment of our activities in a vast
geographical area of increasing importance to the airline.
“Lindsay has the depth of experience to
manage an extensive portfolio of fast-growing markets and the ability to
inspire culturally diverse teams to achieve commercial success.”
Mr White said: “The opportunity to expand my
focus beyond the ASEAN region to North Asia is an exciting one and I am looking
forward to the challenge.
“Etihad Airways has developed an expansive
network in the Asia Pacific region and I am committed to working with all of
our teams and industry partners in each market to build on this success.”