James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, has been declared a winner of the prestigious Executive Leadership award at the Airline Strategy Awards in London.
At a gala ceremony held at the Honourable Society of Lincoln Inn’s hundreds of senior airline executives from around the world attended the function. The award was given for his pioneering ways by which the air carrier has developed in standing.
The Executive Leadership Award was specially chosen by a board of expert judges from the aviation industry after examining Etihad Airways’ performance in the period of one year. They graded aspects including profitability, production leading increase in quality and exceptional budding partnership schemes with other air carriers.
The panel of judges included Geoff Dixon, former Managing Director and CEO of Australian airline Qantas, Ray Webster, former CEO of low cost carrier easyJet, Doug Steeland, the former President and CEO of US carrier Northwest Airlines, Professor Rigas Doganis, former head of air transport at Cranfield University and Chris Tarry, who is one of the most highly rated aviation forecasters in London’s financial market.
Max Kingsley-Jones, who chairs the judging and is editor of the Airline Business magazine shared that he was pleased to see that the capabilities of James Hogan were being rewarded with the Executive Leadership award this year. The entire panel of judges were immensely amazed with every characteristic of his management and guidance of Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways has risen up with 200 per cent increase in net profits according to the reports in 2012 that says that up to $42 million on revenues of $4.8 billion, a rise of 17 per cent on the previous year.
The Airways saw the passengers go up in numbers by 23 per cent to more than 10 million and the air carrier added $2.3 billion of direct investment to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and $8.4 billion of indirect spending.