78. Antonoaldo Neves

Designation: Group CEO
Company: Etihad Aviation Group
Country: U.A.E.
Nationality: Brazilian
Sector: Aviation

Neves assumed his current role at the Etihad Aviation Group in October 2022. Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the U.A.E., flies to over 70 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. In 2022, the airline carried 10 million passengers. In October 2023, Etihad Airways operated the first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi International’s new Terminal A, which can handle up to 45 million passengers annually and connects Abu Dhabi to 117 destinations. Neves was previously the CEO of TAP in Portugal, president of Azul Airlines in Brazil, and a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he developed the long-term plan for the aviation sector in Brazil.