Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, today announces several Emirati national appointments within its commercial division, in a further step towards enhancing both its Global Customer program as well as its UAE home market.
With a renewed
focus and mandate, the UAE Commercial function will be headed by Bader Ahmed Al
Ali. Bader joined Etihad Cargo in 2010 having previously spent several years in
the financial services sector in Abu Dhabi. He held several posts within Etihad
Cargo, most recently as Manager Government key accounts and charters.
In his new role
as Senior Manager Commercial for the UAE home market, Bader will look after UAE
key customer accounts, UAE Government key accounts, Dubai and Northern Emirates
sales, Abu Dhabi sales, imports and Etihad Cargo counter sales at the Abu Dhabi
Cargo Terminal, as well as specialized product sales in the UAE including
perishables, live animals and luxury vehicles. He will oversee a talented group
of Emiratis also taking up new roles within the UAE Commercial team, with Raya
Mohamed Ibrahim (UAE Key Accounts), Hessa Al Shehhi (Government Key Accounts) and
Aref Al Mulla (Dubai & Northern Emirates Sales) appointed to lead these key
areas to help Etihad Cargo better serve its home market.
Etihad Cargo is also
revamping its Global Customer program and Cargo Loyalty scheme, with Haleema
Al Hosani appointed as Senior Manager to lead these two key commercial programs.
Holding a Masters in National and International Security, Haleema has been with
the Etihad Aviation Group for over two years serving within the Government
& International Affairs division. Prior to this, she held several posts with
the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, the Abu Dhabi Aviation Sector
Development Committee and the International Civil Aviation Organization Air
Transport Regulatory Panel.
the appointments, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Managing
Director Cargo and Logistics Services at Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Today Etihad is
proud to see these talented Emirati individuals take up leadership positions
within Etihad Cargo. Since our inception 15 years ago, Etihad Cargo has grown
rapidly to cement its place as a top 20 global air cargo carrier. Our Global
Customer program, our loyalty scheme and our UAE home market have all been key catalysts
for this growth, and today’s key Emirati appointments are a further signal of
our commitment to better serve these segments, while developing our top Emirati
talents into key leadership positions”.
The renewed UAE Commercial
organization will play a key role in fostering closer working relationships
with the local forwarder community as well as the key global forwarders with a UAE
presence, and providing a seamless and more efficient commercial approach for the
local perishables traders such as flowers and meat importers, as well as key
Government-affiliated industrial and services institutions.
In the coming
weeks, Etihad Cargo will also be announcing further enhancements and updates to
its Global Customer and Loyalty programs led by Haleema.
“I would like to
wish the team the best of luck in their new responsibilities”, added Shadid.
“With the full backing and support of the senior leadership at the Etihad
Aviation Group, we are confident that they will fulfill our ambition to better
serve our local and global cargo customers, and further demonstrate that the
Air Cargo industry is an ideal platform for nurturing Emirati talent.”
Sales contact information please email: UAEcargosales@etihad.ae and for Global
Customer program contact GlobalAccounts@etihad.ae