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How is the Etihad Airways CEO connected to the Men in Black? And where does the German Chancellor come in?

July 31, 2008 12:57 by

James Hogan

The CEO of Etihad Airways, he was appointed to the role in 2006. Hogan was earlier the CEO and president of Gulf Air, where he was responsible for the Project Falcon program which involved a re-branding of the airline and the launch of new services.
Before joining Gulf Air in 2002, the Australian-born boss held other positions in the airline industry; he was the CEO of the Tesna consortium, which was created to acquire the Australian Ansett Airlines; he was VP, Marketing and Sales, MENA and Europe at Hertz and the worldwide sales director at the Granada Group.

At the Farnborough air show this year, Etihad bought the most number of aircraft. The company announced firm orders for 55 planes with Airbus, at a list price of approximately $12bn. The deal was inked between Hogan and Airbus CEO…


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