Fatma Al Mehairi has been appointed general manager for Canada at Etihad Airways.
Based in Toronto, Al Mehairi will lead the further development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Canada. She will also be responsible for further growing Etihad’s relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers and will report to Martin Drew, senior vice-president of The Americas for Etihad Airways.
Al Mehairi joined Etihad Airways in 2010 as part of the airline’s Graduate Management Program, where she was trained in multiple aspects of Etihad Airways’ fast-growing operations.
After successfully completing the program, she accepted a post in Paris, where she spent three years in commercial operations as a business development manager and subsequently as a corporate account manager. She was then appointed as assistant general manager, where she has been responsible for executing sales and marketing strategy; driving team performance; and maintaining business development.
Al Mehairi will assume her new role effective April 1 and replaces Craig Thomas, who has been appointed vice-president – U.S.A. for Etihad Airways.