23 Feb 2015 06:30
Etihad Airways has welcomed Mohamed Al Mansoori, its 2,000th Emirati member of staff, to the airline.
Mohamed, who is 30
years old and from Abu Dhabi, recently joined the airline’s Human Resources
team as Senior Manager- People Reward and Policy.
A graduate of the
University of Hull in the UK, Mohamed brings with him a wealth of knowledge in Human
resource management. He joins Etihad Airways from the Abu Dhabi National Oil
Company (ADNOC) where he worked in various senior roles including Senior Specialist
Strategies and Studies and Senior Specialist Compensation and Benefits for Asia
Pacific and the Middle East based out of Singapore.
Having worked in the
UAE’s oil and gas industry for over six years, Mohamed gained extensive
experience in the areas of people reward policies and international
He played an
important role in major HR projects and initiatives in ADNOC including the
complete revamp and automation of their Performance Management System, job
evaluation and alignment, workforce planning, employee surveys, succession
planning and development of the HR Balance Scorecard. He also worked on
developing international packages and HR policies in more than 14 countries in
the Asia Pacific region including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
Ray Gammell, Etihad
Airways Chief People and Performance Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mohamed, the airline’s 2000th
Emirati employee, to the Etihad Airways family.
“As the national airline of the
United Arab Emirates
we are committed to growing and developing a highly qualified cadre of UAE
Nationals and empowering them to play an even greater role in our world-class
Airways now employs more than 2,000 UAE nationals across the spectrum of its
operations, with Emiratis now being the number one nationality group in the
airline as well as the number one nationality group at the manager and higher
Al Mansoori said: “I am thrilled to be
the 2000th Emirati to join Etihad Airways and be part of this world
class airline that enjoys a fantastic reputation both in the UAE and across the
“It is inspiring to join an
organization that puts so much weight not only on hiring but also on developing
UAE Nationals to work in this highly-productive multicultural environment
offering me this fantastic opportunity to work alongside people from more than
Airways has received widespread praise for its UAE National development
strategy aimed at building airline specific capability for the future with over
twenty specialised programmes across the business for graduate managers
including sales and airport operations managers, cadet pilots, technical
engineers, and guest services and contact centre agents.
the aim of diversifying its offering and training UAE Nationals in all aspects
of the aviation business, Etihad Airways had recently expanded its UAE national
development efforts with the launch of a two-year Graduate Finance Development
Programme and plans to launch new specialised programmes in government affairs,
network planning, properties and logistics.
airline had also recently unveiled major plans to accelerate Emirati employment
over the coming five years.
Gammell added: “We have made huge
strides, been widely praised for our efforts, and are looking forward to
supporting even more UAE nationals across the business as we embark on our
plans to welcome more than 6000 UAE Nationals in the airline by 2020.
“We look forward to supporting Mohammed as he embarks on an exciting and rewarding
career with the UAE’s national carrier.”