Gulf Air gets new acting president
James Hogan has been appointed acting president and chief executive of Gulf Air. His appointment becomes effective from May 12.
Hogan has many years of experience in the aviation industry at senior level, and prior to this was chief executive of Ansett Airlines in Australia and BMI British Midlands Airways.
The announcement of the new executive was made by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Gulf Air chairman.
"I would like to thank Ibrahim Al Hamer for his continued dedication and support in developing the airline and also for his cooperation during his presidency," said Sheikh Hamdan.
"Hogan was selected from numerous candidates for his experience and aviation background. I trust you will all give him your complete support as he begins the restructuring as directed by the board."
In taking responsibility for the direction of Gulf Air, Hogan will add impetus to the restructuring process that began in March 2002. Simat Helliesen and Eichner (SH&E), the aviation consulting company, was appointed by the Board.
SH&E will continue to support Hogan as he develops the future strategy of Gulf Air.