01 Sep 2015 10:00
Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline.
Al Muhairy becomes Senior Vice President Corporate and International Affairs;
Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi Airports Company to
become Vice President UAE Commercial; and Haitham Al Subaihi becomes Vice President
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President
and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to announce these key
executive appointments which will have a significant impact on the development
of the airline’s Corporate and International Affairs and Commercial departments.
has a wealth of experience and expertise in media relations and international
and government affairs and is ideally suited to lead Etihad Airways in this
crucial area of the business.
and Haitham have a deep knowledge of the aviation business, particularly in
this region, and this knowledge, combined with the understanding of the UAE market,
will be of great value to Etihad Airways as we continue to expand our business.
also pleasing that Hareb and Haitham both started their careers with Etihad
Airways and have progressed impressively up through the company to the
positions they hold today.”
Al Muhairy moves from the position of Vice President Sales UAE to his new Senior
Vice President role – overseeing Corporate Affairs and International and Public
to James Hogan, Mr Al Muhairy now has responsibility for external and internal
corporate communications, international corporate affairs, media relations, and
corporate social responsibility.
will also take a lead role in strengthening relations with key governmental and
regulatory bodies worldwide through the work of the International and Public
to joining the Commercial division, Mr Al Muhairy had served as Vice President Corporate
Communications between 2009 and 2010.
Al Muhairy joined Etihad Airways in 2004 having studied political science and
management at the UAE University in Al Ain. He also holds a Master Degree in
Strategic and Security Studies gained in 2015 from the National Defense College.
Al Muhairy is a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Media Company, Abu Dhabi Tawteen
Council, Abu Dhabi National Hotel Company, and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority.
Al Bulooki joins from the post of Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi
Airports Company (ADAC), a position he had held since 2011.
the new role of Vice President Commercial UAE, Mohammed will be responsible for
UAE Sales, Hala Travel Management (HTM), the destination management company Hala
Abu Dhabi, Etihad’s retail operations, Etihad Holidays as well as the airline’s
Tourism Research and Partnerships function.
joined ADAC in 2008 from Etihad Airways, where he held a number of sales roles
in the UAE and the United Kingdom.
his career Mr Al Bulooki has held a number of key Abu Dhabi Airports Company
posts including VP Al Bateen Executive Airport; General Manager, Gulf Centre
for Aviation Studies and VP, Airline Marketing & Aeronautical Revenue. He
began his career in 1998 at GAMCO, now Etihad Engineering, as an apprentice
holds a BEng in Air Transport Engineering from City University in London as
well as a Diploma in Aircraft Engineering from Abu Dhabi Men's College. He has
also attended courses by Airbus, Boeing, IATA, and Harvard University.
Al Subaihi moves from the role of Head of UAE Sales to become Vice President UAE
Al Subaihi began his career with Etihad Airways in 2007 as a Graduate
Management trainee. In
2009, he served as Business Development Manager for North America, based in New
York, before returning to the UAE to take the role of Manager Sales –
Al Subaihi went onto to be Vice President Sales Central USA, based in the
airline’s Washington, DC office. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass
Communication from Richmond American International University in London.