Adam has recently been promoted to Interim Group Chief Financial Officer - Etihad Aviation Group
Our treasury function is extremely diverse and looks after a large part of the broader finance function compared with our peers. Our team was formed in early 2018 as part of an organisation restructuring and was rebranded as Treasury, Tax & Finance. We are a highly skilled team of around 250 employees covering Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Taxation, Insurance, Credit Control, Financial SSC, Finance Transformation and Compliance. My team comprises more than 40 different nationalities from a variety of backgrounds and industries.
At the moment Iâ€™m the Finance sponsor for our ERP implementation project. This project covers all of group finance and not just treasury. This group-wide project is definitely taking up most of my time due to its global nature and complexity. We have a strong finance team in place working towards our common goal, however this is a multi-year, cross-function programme with many challenges.
Despite significant investment in technology, we still have too much manual intervention for my liking. I would like to increase automation in order to create additional time for analysis and partnering the business to drive change.
From a personal perspective Iâ€™m targeting to visit 100 countries, which I know is a big challenge (Iâ€™m currently on number47). This may take me more than three to five years to achieve.
From a treasury perspective, Iâ€™m supporting and promoting formal finance and treasury qualifications within the UAE and working closely with the ACT. I would love to have a team of qualified Emirati finance and treasury professionals within three years.
Among the many benefits of working for an international airline are the travel benefits, which the family and I try to take advantage of as much as possible. Most of my â€˜standardâ€™ weekends will be spent on the golf course with my eight-year-old son and also being a chauffeur in-between karate competitions and rugby matches.