Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2012
(Member of the Board of Directors of Air Berlin PLC since January 2012)
Born on 28 November 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. James Hogan started his career in 1975 at Ansett Airlines, and subsequently held senior positions with bmi, Hertz, Forte Hotels and Gulf Air. At Hertz, his roles included directorships of the marketing, sales and operations divisions. In 1995, based in London, he joined the executive management committee as Vice President, Marketing & Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He returned to bmi in 1999 as chief operating officer and was a member of the Board. In 2001 he was appointed chief executive of the Tesna consortium, before joining Gulf Air in 2002, where he served as president and chief executive for four years. James Hogan was appointed president and chief executive of Etihad Airways on 10 September 2006. Mr Hogan is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a former non-executive director, and member of the Board’s Audit Committee, of Gallaher PLC. In 2010, he served as the chairman of the Aviation Travel and Tourism Governors at the World Economic Forum. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors, and following the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Air Berlin PLC, on 24 January 2012, was appointed as vice chairman of the Board of Directors.