Etihad Airways reshuffles sales team

Etihad Airways reshuffles sales team

Etihad Airways has restructured its global sales division and made several new key appointments across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Jean-Marc Crescent has been appointed as vice president, global account sales, while Joost den Hartog will take up the post of vice president of Europe based in Berlin, where Etihad Airways will locate its new regional and German offices.

Adam Phillips, who is currently general manager of France, has also been promoted to vice president - Asia Pacific North and the Indian subcontinent.

All three senior executives will report directly to Daniel Barranger, Etihad Airways’ vice president global sales.

In other staff developments, Robert Chad will move from general manager Abu Dhabi to become general manager France, reporting to Joost den Hartog, while Joseph Chamoun has been appointed as the new general manager Abu Dhabi Sales, reporting to Hareb Al Muhairy, vice president UAE, after four years as general manager Lebanon.

The airline has also announced Judith Crompton, head of global account sales, will return to Australia after two successful years in the position.

Crompton has been overseeing the airline’s multinational accounts worldwide from London whilst managing a team of 12 sales specialists across Etihad Airways’ fast-growing network.

“We are moving into an important phase of our growth as a truly global airline and these new appointments will be critically important to building on the tremendous success that has been achieved so far,” said Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer.

“Along with our continued investment in product, service and network development, we are confident that this highly experienced team will drive the implementation of our sales and distribution strategies to even greater heights in the coming years.”

Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.