Etihad reveals new personnel chief

Etihad Airways has appointed Dr. Salwa Al-Noaimi as the airline’s new Vice President Recruitment. Salwa will be responsible for the recruitment of new personnel to Etihad, especially in terms of selecting, interviewing and appointing UAE nationals across the airline.Salwa has 20 years experience as a management professional relating to education and human resources gained from a number of organisations including one of the ADNOC companies, the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi, as well as various UAE government ministries and organisations.

Etihad operates three Emiratisation streams which include the technical engineering development programme, graduate management development programme and cadet pilot programme.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline continues to build its Emiratisation scheme which by the end of 2008 will boast more than 100 participants across the cadet pilot, management trainee and technical engineering programmes.

Dr. Salwa Al-Noaimi said, “Recruiting top Emirati talent is a top priority at Etihad and it will be very exciting to be at the forefront of this drive to bring the best UAE nationals of all ages and background to the airline.”