We're immensely proud of everything we've achieved as a truly diverse travel group, but it's our people who make us who we are. And as we continue to evolve as a business, it's the passion, knowledge and pioneering vision of our leadership that inspires and motivates our teams to deliver on our promise: to transform the travel industry through creativity and innovation.
His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa
Mr. Jasim Husain Thabet
Mr. Mansour Mohamed Al-Mulla
Captain Mohamed Jumaa Alshamsi
Dr. Jacob Kalkman
Ms. Elena Sorlini
Mr. Jaan Albrecht
Antonoaldo Neves was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in October 2022.
Antonoaldo was previously CEO and Board Member of TAP, the national airline of Portugal, where he was responsible for leading a major turnaround that contributed significantly to the development of tourism in Portugal. Before this role, he was President of Azul Airlines in Brazil, which he led to a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Antonoaldo was also a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he developed the long-term plan for the aviation sector in Brazil.
Beginning his career as a civil engineer, Antonoaldo holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from the IAG Business School at PUC-Rio.
Mohammad Al Bulooki is the Chief Operations and Guest Officer at Etihad Aviation Group. He is also the Accountable Manager for the airline, responsible for safety oversight globally. A dynamic leader, Mohammad has a unique blend of expertise gained from multiple executive and C-suite positions, and a demonstrated history of guiding companies toward achieving operational and commercial excellence.
He leads all operational functions at Etihad including Flight, Network, and Airport Operations, as well as Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance, Safety and Quality oversight, Training, and Aviation Security.
As Accountable Manager he works closely with regulatory authorities globally to ensure that Etihad maintains the highest standards in operational safety and security. Additionally, Mohammad leads the Product Development, Customer Care and Sustainability departments, responsible for defining and improving the customer proposition and product that Etihad Airways is known for.
After receiving a BEng in Air Transport Engineering from City University in London, he started his career at Etihad Engineering, before moving to Abu Dhabi Airports and being promoted to Chief Commercial Officer. He then joined Etihad in 2015 and held positions of Vice President UAE Commercial, Executive Vice President Commercial, and Chief Operating Officer.
Beyond his role at Etihad, Mohammad actively engages with industry forums and regulatory bodies, contributing his expertise to shape the future of aviation.”
Raffael was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2022, bringing more than 20 years of international experience across the aviation and retail sectors to the role.
Raffael's remit includes all aspects of aviation financing including Fleet Planning, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations, and Financial Planning, Accounting and Reporting.
Prior to joining Etihad, Raffael served as Chief Financial Officer at Infracommerce, the largest e-commerce enabler and solution provider in Latin America.
He also previously held the Chief Financial Officer role at Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal and the Corporate Treasurer position at Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas, where he took on roles of increasing financial responsibility during a nine-year tenure.
Dr Nadia Bastaki was appointed Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in November 2021, having previously served as Vice President Medical Services since 2014.
As Chief, Dr Bastaki is responsible for Etihad’s people and wellbeing strategy, inclusive of employment engagement, employee experience and diversity and inclusion, and leads all core HR functions from reward and performance to manpower and talent management, and learning and development. Dr Bastaki is also responsible for the Asset Management department.
Having joined Etihad in 2007, Dr Bastaki has been a key figure in the development of the Etihad Airways Medical Centre, one of the region’s leading healthcare centres in the field of aviation medicine. She represents the first-ever appointment of a female chief executive at the Etihad Aviation Group, in addition to being the first female UAE national to specialise in aviation medicine.
Dr Bastaki has nearly 20 years of experience as a medical practitioner and holds a master’s degree in occupational medicine from Manchester University as well as a diploma in aviation medicine from King’s College London.
Frank Meyer was appointed Chief Digital Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in September 2019, leading the Digital Technology & Innovation department. Frank previously held the position of Head of Innovation & Transformation with Emirates Group. Prior to this, he was Group Chief Information Officer for The Adecco Group and Chief Information Officer for Swiss International Air Lines.
Frank holds an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Arik De was appointed Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer in December 2023, having previously served as Chief Revenue Officer since December 2022.
In his role oversees Revenue Management, Distribution & E-commerce, Network Planning, Alliances & Joint Ventures, Aeropolitical & Industry Affairs, Etihad Guest, the airline's loyalty programme, as well as the Sales Organisation and the Brand, Marketing and Sponsorships teams.
Arik is an experienced senior executive with a strong background in finance and aviation that includes leading positions at WestJet, Air Asia, Aeroméxico, and most recently, TAP Air Portugal, where he was the Chief Revenue & Network Officer.
Arik holds a Master's degree in Finance and Policy from the University of Chicago.