Etihad Aviation Group recently appointed Robin Kamark as Chief Executive Officer of Airline Equity Partners. Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia.
According to an announcement, Karmak takes over from Bruno Matheu, who has held the role since May 2016.
“Etihad Aviation Group continues to invest in world-class talent at the most senior level, building our executive team to lead the business into the next stage of its development,” said Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of the Etihad Aviation Group.
During his 17-year career in the airline industry, rising through a range of strategy, commercial and general manager roles at SAS Group, Kamark became Chief Commercial Officer. For the last five years, he has been Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Storebrand ASA, a leading Nordic financial services business.
Reporting to the Group President and CEO, Robin Kamark will take up his new position in October 2017. “I am grateful to the Board of Etihad Aviation Group for their confidence in me. This is an exciting role, offering the opportunity to develop and refine an important element of the Group’s strategy,” Kamark stated.
Kevin Knight, Group Strategy and Planning Officer, will also work with Bruno Matheu to provide continuity across Airline Equity Partners as the group manages the transition over the coming months.
The EAG Board is currently involved in a search for a new Group CEO. Long-serving President and CEO James Hogan announced that he would step down from the company later this year.