Tony Dou­glas ap­pointed as CEO of Eti­had Avi­a­tion Group

Joins Eti­had from the United King­dom’s Min­istry of De­fence…

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The chair­man of Eti­had Avi­a­tion Group, His Ex­cel­lency Mo­hamed Mubarak Fad­hel Al Mazrouei, today con­firmed the ap­point­ment of Tony Dou­glas as group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, who will join the com­pany in Jan­uary 2018.

Dou­glas joins Eti­had from the United King­dom’s Min­istry of De­fence, where he has served as CEO of the de­fence equip­ment and sup­port depart­ment, re­spon­si­ble for procur­ing and sup­port­ing all the equip­ment and ser­vices for the Bri­tish Armed Forces.

In the UK, he held se­nior po­si­tions with air­port op­er­a­tor BAA, and as chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer and group chief ex­ec­u­tive des­ig­nate of Laing O’Rourke.

His roles un­der air­port op­er­a­tor BAA in­cluded man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Heathrow Ter­mi­nal 5 project, group sup­ply chain di­rec­tor, group tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, and CEO of Heathrow Air­port.

H.E. Al Mazrouei, Chair­man of the Board of Eti­had Avi­a­tion Group, said: “We are de­lighted to have Tony re­turn to Abu Dhabi to lead Eti­had. He has guided the trans­for­ma­tion of large or­gan­i­sa­tions in the UAE and the UK, and he un­der­stands the UAE and the re­gion.

He is also deeply knowl­edge­able about com­mer­cial avi­a­tion and keenly fa­mil­iar with Eti­had’s chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties in a rapidly chang­ing in­dus­try.”

Dou­glas said: “Eti­had is a force in global avi­a­tion that must con­tinue to adapt and evolve on its own and with in­dus­try part­ners.

It is an eco­nomic and em­ploy­ment en­gine for the UAE and the re­gion.

With new in­fra­struc­ture and at­trac­tions like the ex­panded air­port, Lou­vre Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Global Mar­ket, Eti­had has a cen­tral role in sup­port­ing the UAE’s po­si­tion as a global hub of trans­porta­tion, tourism, com­merce, and cul­ture.”

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