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Airplanes and roles. Etihad Aviation Group: new Group CFO

Mark Powers in January 2018

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) today confirmed the appointment of Mark Powers as its new Group Chief Financial Officer. He will join EAG in January 2018. 

In his new role, he will be responsible for the finance function across the Abu Dhabi-based group’s five divisions, which comprise UAE national airline Etihad Airways, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners.

He joins Etihad Aviation Group from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he was Professor of Finance. He brings with him significant industry experience, having held senior leadership roles at major airlines including JetBlue, where he most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer.

He also worked for Northwest Airlines, where he held the position of Vice President Treasury, Corporate Finance; for Continental Airlines, where he was Treasurer and Associate General Counsel; and for GE Aviation, where he was Director Customer Finance and Commercial Engine Programs.

Powers will report directly to Douglas. Ricky Thirion, who has been Interim Group CFO, will resume his position as Group Treasurer.

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