Etihad Airways has appointed Ulf Hüttmeyer as
Senior Vice President Finance Equity Partners, effective 1 April
Mr Hüttmeyer, 41, joins the Abu Dhabi-based
airline from airberlin where he held the position of Chief
Financial Officer for the past nine years.
Mr Hüttmeyer was one of the architects of
the 2011 transaction in which Etihad Airways became a minority
equity investor in airberlin.
The new role will see Mr Hüttmeyer work closely
with Etihad Airways’ equity partner airlines, and lead the
profitability analysis in Etihad Airways and build key
relationships with global suppliers.
Mr James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and
Chief Executive Officer, said,
“Etihad Airways has minority equity investments in eight airlines
around the world and therefore it is vital that we build strength
and depth in the financial strategy team to work with these
partners on maximizing the potential synergies and mutual
benefits. Ulf brings an incredibly valuable perspective to
this role which will greatly benefit Etihad Airways and our
Mr Hüttmeyer, who studied Economics and
holds a degree in Business Administration, began his professional
career at Commerzbank in 1996.
During this time he
worked at Commerzbank South East Asia in Singapore for three and a
half years, after which he moved to Berlin as key account manager
for the eastern region. At the beginning of 2005, Mr Hüttmeyer was
appointed as a Director for Commerzbank.
Hüttmeyer joined airberlin in February 2006 as Chief Financial
Officer. He served as an Executive Director of Air Berlin PLC from
2006 to September 30, 2012 and was a member of the Management
Board from October 2012.
As SVP Finance Equity
Partners, Mr Hüttmeyer will directly report to James Rigney,
Etihad Airways’ Chief Financial Officer, and have a matrix
reporting line to Bruno Matheu, Etihad Airways’ Chief Operating
Officer Equity Partners.
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