Rank last year

8

Designation

CEO

Company

Etihad Airways

Country

UAE/Australia

Industry

Transport

2
James Hogan

Etihad is fast becoming the biggest story in aviation, globally.

Under mild-mannered Hogan’s stewardship, the carrier in 2010 continued to burnish a reputation for comfort, efficiency and value, while scaring European rivals with glimpses into the near future of the aviation industry. That future looks to be  Rick Pudner holds board positions with a number of firms such as Emirates Investment Service. Hogan has 30 years of aviation experience. increasingly dominated by Gulf airlines.

Etihad recently signed an alliance with Australia carrier Virgin Blue, and if the rumours are true, could shortly announce the airline merger of 2011 by buying Virgin Atlantic.

Hogan, who has more than thirty years of aviation experience, is certainly doing enough to keep his UAE government bosses purring - his leadership is paying demonstrable dividends. 2011 should be the year the seven year old carrier breaks even.

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