Kai Ling Ting

Head of Innovation

Etihad Aviation Group

Kai Ling Ting heads 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 startup engagement globally through collaborations with accelerators and VCs.  

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. 



17 November 2021 | 12:30 - 13:15 | Panel Discussion: Shaping the future of the aerospace industry

Highlighting the latest accelerators and innovation programs by stakeholders in the industry, their offerings and how they are supporting the startup eco-system.



17 November 2021 | 11:45 - 12:30 | Mentorship Clinic hosted by Mubadala

Theme: Connecting Innovators with Commercial Opportunities to Advance Aviation and Aerospace

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