Etihad appoints new GM for Nigeria
Abu Dhabi, July 9, 2014
UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has appointed Wuraola Oduntan as the new general manager for its Nigeria operations.
Based in Lagos, Oduntan will have overall responsibility for Etihad’s operations in Nigeria, taking over from Maurice Phohleli who was recently appointed vice president, Africa Sub-Sahara and Indian Ocean for the airline.
Oduntan brings a wealth of industry experience to the airline, having previously worked at Virgin Atlantic Nigeria, where she held a number of positions, including head of sales and marketing.
“We welcome Wuraola to our global commercial team. Her experience in the Nigerian market is invaluable and I am confident she will make a significant contribution in continuing to build our presence in Nigeria and across the West Africa region,” said Phohleli.
Etihad launched its service between Lagos and Abu Dhabi on July 1, 2012 with six flights a week enhancing the links between Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and the UAE.
It expanded its flights to Lagos to a daily service in March last year to meet growing demand from passengers travelling to and from Nigeria. - TradeArabia News Service