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Our Principal Consultant

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Robert "Dougie" Douglas

Dougie worked with Etihad Airways as Area Manager or Country General Manager from 2005 to 2020. 


Now based in Sri Lanka, where he was General Manager Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal & Seychelles, he has previously held General Manager roles in Indonesia, Armenia and Kazakhstan and Area Manager in Northern India & Nepal.

Prior to Etihad Airways, Dougie was with British Airways from 1983 to 2004, at the end of which he was based in Bahrain as Area Commercial Manager for Bahrain, Central Asia, Levant and Iran, a total of 13 offices in 11 countries.  


His earlier career with British Airways took him through Reservations, Groups Sales, Specialist Sales and Franchises & Alliances before moving to Russia to start his overseas career. 

His career has included a secondment to Sun-Air of Scandinavia, a British Airways franchisee based in Billund, Denmark, and working closely with British Mediterranean Airways in Central Asia.


Interview in November 2020 issue of Aviation Times (India):

Click the cover image.

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Other Experience

Dougie's other experience includes:

  • Council for Business with Britain in Sri Lanka: Executive Committee (current)

  • Consultant Project Manager, European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

  • Skal International, Jakarta: Board Member (2010-2014)

  • Board of Airline Representatives, Indonesia: Vice Chairman (2007-2012)

  • Member IATA LCAG and APJC:  Sri Lanka (2017-2020), Kazakhstan (2015-2016) and Indonesia (2013-2014)

  • Founder: Happening Colombo, the leading and most comprehensive guide to dining, music and entertainment

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