The longtime chief executive of Abu Dhabi's Etihad Aviation Group, which owns one of the Middle East's top airlines, will leave this year as the group reviews its strategy in a challenging market, Etihad said on Tuesday.
James Hogan will step down as president and CEO of the group in the second half of 2017 after leading the fast-growing Gulf carrier for more than 10 years.
Chief financial officer James Rigney will also leave later this year, Etihad said.
Chairman Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel al-Mazrouei said the airline, which has seven equity partnerships with other carriers around the world including Air Berlin and Alitalia, would "progress and adjust" those links.
The government-owned carrier said the move is part of a "transition process" initiated by its board and Hogan last year.