Etihad Airways appoints former TAP Portugal exec as new chief financial officer

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Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Raffael Quintas as the airline’s new chief financial officer, effective immediately. 

Quintas replaces Adam Boukadida, who has left the airline after nine years to pursue a new role.

Prior to his new appointment at Etihad, Quintas served as chief financial officer at Infracommerce, the largest solution provider and e-commerce enabler in Latin America.

In addition, Quintas has previously held the posts of the chief financial officer at Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal and corporate treasurer at Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas, where he took on positions of increasing financial responsibility over 9 years.

“Raffael is a widely respected senior finance executive who brings more than 20 years of international experience across the aviation and retail sectors to the role.” said Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive officer of Etihad Airways in a statement

Neves added: “As we position Etihad Airways for post-pandemic growth, I am confident that his leadership experience and strategic insights in all aspects of aviation financing, from fleet planning to supply chain management, will help drive our continued success.” 

“I am delighted to join the Etihad team, especially at such a pivotal moment. Etihad is one of the world’s most recognised and trusted aviation brands and I am excited to be part of the next chapter at Etihad as we continue to strengthen our financial position,” said Quintas.

Quintas holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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