Etihad finance head wins top award
Abu Dhabi, December 12, 2013
UAE’s national carrier Etihad Airways’ James Rigney was named the ‘Middle East Chief Financial Officer of the Year’ by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).
The award is open to finance professionals who have consistently complemented and supported the CEO’s and board’s vision and strategy, contributed to financial growth during the year and shown commitment to increasing shareholder value, said ICAEW in a statement.
Rigney’s accolade was revealed at the ICAEW’s ‘Middle East Accountancy and Finance Excellence Awards,’ held at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi recently.
ICAEW is a leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 140,000 chartered accountants worldwide. It provides qualifications and professional development, shares knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protects the quality and integrity of the profession.
Commenting on the win, Etihad President and CEO James Hogan, said: “This is outstanding recognition of the work of James Rigney, his team at Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, and many others.” - TradeArabia News Service