Kai Ling Ting leads innovation at Etihad Aviation Group, with a strategic focus on organisational capability development and culture change, accelerated innovation delivery and external partnerships.
In her current role, she has conceptualised, designed and delivered Etihad’s innovation lab which provides seed funding, resources, streamlined governance and shelter to incubate promising ideas and accelerate the delivery of innovative projects for the organisation.
In partnership with Microsoft, she launched MENA’s first ever in-house AI Academy for Etihad employees in early 2019. She also leads Etihad’s involvement as the founding anchor partner for Startup Runway, Abu Dhabi’s travel and hospitality accelerator programme delivered by Plug and Play ADGM.
She is passionate about innovation that drives business value and is a firm believer in the power of partnerships, both internally and externally, to deliver change.
Prior to joining Etihad, Kai Ling worked in strategic project management and marketing in Abu Dhabi and Singapore.