Director of Technology – Etihad Airport Services
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 111 existing or announced passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 105 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and more than 200 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777-X, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia, Aer Lingus, Air Serbia and Jet Airways, and is in the process of formalising equity investments in Alitalia and Swiss-based Etihad Regional*.
Abe is a passionate, ambitious and results driven Technology professional with proven experience in managing large and complex projects on time and to budget. Over his career, Abe has delivered positive results for numerous and diverse high profile programs and projects in varying complexity. Abe has a strong demonstrated ability in developing, managing and executing cost effective and innovative IT solutions with a competency to drive change and business improvement. He has also acquired working experience in negotiation, administration and management of commercial sourcing strategies, demonstrating commercial and industry acumen and pragmatism. Abe has been able to proactively engage key contributors, influencers and decision makers quickly to produce quality business outcomes. He is also identified within the business as someone who responds and adapts to new and critical situations at short notice with positive, focused, and customer driven outcomes.A natural leader with excellent stakeholder relationship management and the skills to lead, influence and foster relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to plan, develop and implement business strategies. Abe has a strong personal initiative, a commitment to excellence and a diverse range of skills developed through professional background with a global aviation industry leader.