James Hogan

Companies: Etihad Airways

The former boss of Bahrain-based Gulf Air, James Hogan started his career in 1975 at Ansett Airlines, and subsequently held senior positions with BMI, Hertz and Forte Hotels.

Hogan then took the top job at the UAE's national carrier in October 2006, reporting directly to the chairman HH Dr Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saif Al Nahyan.

Hogan brings more than 30 years of travel industry expertise to the Abu Dhabi-based carrier and has been a key driver behind its rapid growth.