Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Etihad names new finance chief

Mark Powers has joined Etihad Aviation Group as group chief financial officer.

He joins from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he was professor of finance and before that worked with JetBlue as chief financial officer.
He also worked for Northwest Airlines, where he held the position of vice president treasury, corporate finance for Continental Airlines.
Tony Douglas, the new group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, said: "We are delighted that Mark will be joining the executive leadership team at Etihad Aviation Group. His corporate finance knowledge of aviation is unrivalled and he is extremely familiar with the challenges and opportunities that face our industry.
"The Etihad Aviation Group Board believes Mark and the wider finance team will play a pivotal role in helping to guide Etihad onto the next stage of its development."
Powers will report directly to Douglas.

Ricky Thirion, who has been interim group chief financial officer, will resume his position as group treasurer.

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