Europe, Middle East & Africa appointment highlights - Jun-2020

16 July, 2020

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the EMEA region witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not only keep tabs of these organisations direction, but to also monitor changes in executive branches to see the wider picture of the travel market. The Blue Swan Daily will keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes in the EMEA market, while also looking forward to key appointments announced for the month.

Here are the key executive changes for Jun-2020:

  • LOT Polish Airlines announced the appointment of Krzysztof Moczulski as spokesperson and deputy director for corporate communications.
  • Avoris appointed Antonio Mota as CEO for Evelop Airlines.
  • Air France-KLM announced the promotion of Henri de Peyrelongue to the position of EVP commercial sales, effective 01-Jul-2020. He succeeds Patrick Alexandre, who plans to retire from 30-Sep-2020.
  • SalamAir announced the re-election of Dr Anwar Al Rawas as chairman.
  • Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reported the government appointed Francesco Caio as president and Dr Fabio Lazzerini as MD of Alitalia.
  • Norwegian announced plans to appoint Tor-Arne Fosser as new EVP airline ecosystem, effective 01-Oct-2020.
  • Austrian Airlines announced CFO Wolfgang Jani plans to leave the company at the end of Aug-2020 to pursue new career opportunities outside of Lufthansa Group.
  • Pakistan's Cabinet approved Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Mahmood Malik to continue serving in the role for a three year period.
  • Tunisia's Minister of Transport Anouar Maarouf removed Elyes Mnakbi as Tunisair
  • Air Namibia's board appointed Theo Mberirua as interim CEO, effective 13-Jul-2020.
  • Portugal's Government removed TAP Air Portugal CEO Antonoaldo Neves, without naming a replacement.