General manager – Nigeria, Etihad Airways, George Mawadri

George Mawadri

Etihad Airways recently welcomed George Mawadri on board as its new general manager in Nigeria.

In his newly assumed position, Mawadri will be responsible for boosting the airline’s relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers while also furthering the development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Nigeria.

Mawadri takes on the role with impressive airline industry experience and knowledge, having served with British Airways for 19 years in Uganda, Kenya and Zambia in the East and Central Africa region, as well as the surrounding feeder markets of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan.

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He enthused: “I am excited to take on this new role with Etihad Airways in one of the airline’s most dynamic markets. I look forward to working with the team to find new and innovative ways of expanding our strategic corporate and trade partnerships, strengthening our commercial ties and providing our guests with Etihad Airways’ world-class service, comfort, and hospitality.”

Also commenting was senior vice president, global sales, Etihad Airways, Danny Barranger: “I am delighted that George will be leading our team in Nigeria to grow our business there. His extensive commercial experience and successful track record in the African aviation industry will be invaluable as he continues to develop awareness of Etihad Airways, making him the ideal candidate for this important position.”