People Advisory Board

UAE national development:
A strategic approach

Etihad Airways

The People Advisory Board (PAB) was first launched in 2013. It plays an integral part in the management and implementation of the Etihad Aviation Group’s Emiratisation strategy with the aim of making Etihad Airways the employer of choice for UAE nationals.

The board has a role to make sure that UAE nationals are supported through understanding and addressing the opportunities for development and tackling any challenges that arise.

The board discusses a range of issues including:

  • The sourcing, selection criteria and hiring of Emirati executives.
  • Performance management and key performance indicators.
  • Learning and professional development of UAE nationals.
  • Emirati employee engagement within the business.
  • Feedback gained from UAE national employee opinion surveys and focus groups.