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Etihad announces new appointments

Abu Dhabi, December 9, 2013

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has announced genral new appointments within its commercial division.

The changes see Adam Phillips return to Abu Dhabi to take the position of VP (Commercial Strategy and Planning); Craig Thomas will move to Bangkok to replace Phillips as VP (Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent); and Alan Glover will shift from Dublin to Australia to replace Thomas as manager sales (Victoria).

Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer, said: “These are exciting moves within the commercial division and support the continued transformation of our business. Adam, Craig and Alan have been part of the Etihad family for several years and will bring this crucial knowledge of the business to their new roles.”

In his new role, Phillips will strive to develop and implement innovative sales and distribution strategies across the global commercial division, besides evolving the methods that Etihad uses to sell flights and increase ancillary revenue, said a statement from the UAE carrier.

Thomas will be responsible for sales in the markets of Bangladesh, Belarus, China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. He will report directly to Abu Dhabi-based, VP Global Sales, Danny Barranger.

Glover will report to Luisa Pastrello, country manager Australia, and look after sales in Melbourne and across the state of Victoria, besides the neighbouring states of South Australia and Tasmania. - TradeArabia News Service




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