Senior Emirati Executives

UAE national development:
A strategic approach

Ibrahim Nassir

Chief Human Resources & Organisational Development Officer

“Etihad is committed to cultivating talented Emirati men and women at all levels of the career ladder, from entry-level graduates to experienced executives. In line with the government’s vision to build a competitive knowledge economy, I’m proud that our company is playing its part to unlock the potential of our UAE nationals and enable them to be a driving force of our nation’s economic development.”

Mohammad Al Bulooki

Chief Operating Officer

“UAE nationals play a key role in the Etihad Aviation Group because of their understanding of the region and the challenges that we continuously face. Their understanding of where to increase revenue and reduce cost is key. As our Emiratisation initiatives have grown progressively over the years, today we see the benefits by having more and more of our Emirati leaders across the globe and in stations serving our guests.”

Ahmed Al Qubaisi

Senior Vice President, Government, International & Communications

“UAE nationals are at the heart of Abu Dhabi's vision to become a major economic world force. In line with this vision, our Emiratisation strategy aims to empower Emiratis at all levels of the Group. While lauding our success at a macro level, I have made it a personal mission to ensure its realisation at the micro level as well.”

Amina Taher

Vice President, Brand & Marketing

“In the truly global industry of aviation, Emiratis are representing our country on a worldwide level with Etihad Aviation Group. I’m particularly proud to see UAE national women represented in all areas of our business. From dynamic new graduates in my own team, to experienced pilots and technical specialists, to fellow executives, I hope that more are inspired to join our ranks.”

Captain Salah Awadh Alfarajalla

Senior Vice President, Aviation Security

“As the Etihad Aviation Group races towards the future, its UAE National Development Strategy continues to be at the cornerstone  of its plans. Developing UAE nationals and offering them rewarding career paths in this relatively new industry in the UAE is one of our top priorities. Our strategy ensures we develop aviation specific expertise with the aim of building future generations of skilled Emirati pilots, engineers, aviation scientists and professionals. It also ensures we equip our Emirati workforce with the right workplace skills and empower them to reach their full potential.” 

Hareb Al Muhairy

Senior Vice President, Destination & Leisure Management

“Etihad Aviation Group is one of the leading commercial entities in the UAE and is always proud to boost the Emiratisation scheme across the country. Through our innovative Emiratisation programme, we continue to work hard to develop a skilled and qualified cadre of Emirati as we recognise the vital role in the ongoing development and running of our nation.

“The expertise of our national staff is crucial to the growth of our group. It is part of our strategy to attract and develop top Emirati talent for key roles in our expansion, especially those who have shown exceptional performance and made a positive impact on our business in some of the most important markets worldwide.”