Abdulla Shadid to leave Etihad Cargo as revenues soar

posted on 22nd July 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Abdulla Shadid to leave Etihad Cargo as revenues soar

According to an Etihad Cargo insider, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, MD cargo and logistics, is to step down in November.

Etihad has been undergoing a “deep restructuring”, Shadid said In a note to staff, “the benefits of which will be felt for years to come as we embark on the new five-year plan. Not even a global pandemic could get in the way of this remarkable transformation.”

“I thought long and hard about how much more I can contribute to this magnificent team and to the business, and I’ve therefore decided the time has come for me to hand the keys over to someone else to take this business forward, and for me to take up a new challenge within Abu Dhabi later this year, but outside Etihad Aviation Group.”

Etihad Cargo was expecting another $100m+ month in July. May, when revenues hit $114m, was a record for the carrier.

In his note to staff, he said: “A lot has changed and those who knew Etihad Cargo [previously] will acknowledge without any doubt that it is a total different business today, digitally and operationally, but also in terms of freighter fleet, hub infrastructure, network, products, an Etihad-led global sales distribution model vs a heavily outdated GSSA model… it’s all new and revamped.”

He officially leaves the carrier at the end of November.