Etihad CEO James Hogan to step down
Mr. Hogan joined Etihad Airways as Chief Executive Officer in 2006. He has led its growth from a 22 plane regional carrier into a 120 aircraft global aviation group. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Etihad Aviation Group in May 2016.
Mr. Hogan currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Boards of equity partners such as Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Berlin and Air Serbia.
Mr. Hogan has more than 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. He has been named Aviation CEO of the Year by CEO Middle East Magazine and CAPA Airline Executive of the Year 2012.
Mr. Hogan received the Executive Leadership Award at the Airline Strategy Awards in 2013 and was inducted into The British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame in 2014.
Mr. Hogan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air in 2002, where he held the position for four years. He joined Gulf Air from his position as Chief Executive of the Tesna Consortium, created with the aim of acquiring Ansett Airlines.
Mr. Hogan started his career in the aviation sector at Ansett Airlines and subsequently held senior positions with British Midland International (BMI), Hertz, Forte Hotels and Gulf Air.
At BMI, Mr. Hogane became Chief Operating Officer where he was in charge of cargo, commercial, engineering, handling, marketing, operations and sales departments, and was a member of the Board.
At Hertz, during 13 years in the directorship of various marketing, sales and operations divisions, Mr. Hogan joined the executive management committee as Vice President Marketing & Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa in 1995.
Mr. Hogan is currently Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors. He is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.