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UAE: Etihad names new boss

Etihad Airways has named Irishman Ray Gammell as interim group chief executive from 1 July, taking over from James Hogan who resigned in January (GSN 1,030/9). Etihad is in the middle of an operational review which could see it ditch its strategy of taking minority stakes in struggling airlines. Further doubts have been cast on the strategy following the news in late April that Italy’s Alitalia – in which Etihad has a 49% stake – is to enter administration.

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