Etihad Names Fatma Al Mehairi General Manager For Canada
Fatma Al Mehairi
Etihad Airways has named Fatma Al Mehairi as General Manager for Canada. 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 Airways’ relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers.
She joined EY in 2010 as part of the airline’s Graduate Management Program.After successfully completing the program, she accepted a post in Paris, spending 3 years as a BDM and subsequently as a Corporate Account Manager.
Al Mehairi 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.
“Fatma has a wealth of experience with Etihad Airways and in particular, the commercial operations sector which will serve her and our airline well in her new role in Canada,” said Martin Drew, S.V.P. of The Americas. “Her proven leadership and dedication to our company make her an invaluable addition to the team in Toronto and in the Americas.”
EY currently operates 3 flights/wk between AUH and YYZ on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Al Mehairi, who assumes her new role 01APR, replaces Craig Thomas, who has been appointed Vice President - U.S.A. for Etihad Airways.
“As a proud graduate of Etihad Airways’ Graduate Manager Program and now a part of the Americas team, I look forward to further increasing our already strong commercial ties within Canada – an important market for our airline – and to raising awareness among corporate customers about the unmatched world-class product and hospitality offerings we provide for our guests,” said Al Mehairi.