Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group appoints new chief executive

Tony Douglas replaced James Hogan, who stepped down in July. (Courtesy Etihad)
Updated 28 September 2017
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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group appoints new chief executive

DUBAI: Etihad Aviation Group on Thursday said it has appointed Tony Douglas, former head of Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Ports, as the new group chief executive.
Douglas replaced James Hogan, who stepped down in July after serving as chief executive of Etihad Airways since 2006 and moving up to his group chief executive role last year.
Ray Gammell, who was appointed interim group chief executive after Hogan’s departure, will return to his position as group chief people and performance officer.
Douglas is an old hand in Abu Dhabi’s corporate world, leading Abu Dhabi Ports Company in 2010 to successfully deliver Khalifa Port and taking the chief executive role at Abu Dhabi Airports Company in 2013 to steer the early stages of the Midfield Terminal Building project.
“We are delighted to have Tony return to Abu Dhabi to lead Etihad. He has guided the transformation of large organizations in the UAE and the UK, and he understands the UAE and the region,” Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al-Mazrouei, the chairman of Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, said in a statement.
“He is also deeply knowledgeable about commercial aviation and keenly familiar with Etihad’s challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing industry.”
Before joining Etihad, Douglas was chief executive of the defense equipment and support department of the UK’s defense ministry, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.


China cancels trade talks with US as tariff threats escalate

Updated 22 September 2018
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China cancels trade talks with US as tariff threats escalate

  • A mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu’s visit, but the trip has now been abandoned
  • China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods

SHANGHAI: China has canceled upcoming trade talks with the United States and will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.
The Wall Street Journal said a mid-level delegation was due to travel to Washington ahead of Liu’s visit, but the trip has now been abandoned.
Earlier this week, China added $60 billion of US products to its import tariff list as it retaliated against US duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods set to go into effect from Sept. 24.