Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Jun-2022

5 July, 2022

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the across the globe 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. CTC – Corporate Travel Community aims to keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes across regional markets, while also featuring key appointments announced for the month.

Here are the key executive changes for Jun-2022:

Asia Pacific

  • Loong Air appointed Xin Di as president, succeeding Liu Yi.
  • Air India appointed Arun Kashyap as executive director of engineering in May-2022.
  • Air New Zealand appointed Kiri Hannifin to the newly created role of chief sustainability officer.
  • Air China announced the resignation of chief safety officer Xu Chuanyu.
  • Hainan Airlines announced the appointment of Cheng Yong as chairman and legal representative, succeeding Wang Yingming.
  • Qantas Group announced Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans will step down in Dec-2022. Mr Evans will remain with the group into 2023 to work on key projects before leaving during 2023.
  • Tigerair Taiwan announced the re-appointment of chairman Kevin Chen.
  • Greater Bay Airlines chairman Wong Cho Bau announced the appointment of member of the board Stanley Hui Hon Chung as CEO, succeeding Algernon Yau.

Europe. Middle East & Africa

  • Fly2Sky appointed Aleksandrs Gusevs as chief commercial officer.
  • Air Belgium appointed Emmanuel Menu as its new chief commercial officer for passenger activities.
  • Air Austral announced the departure of CEO Marie-Joseph Malé. Deputy MD for economic and financial affairs Joseph Bréma assumed the CEO role on an interim basis until the appointment of a permanent replacement.
  • Gama Aviation promoted interim CFO Michael Williamson to the position on a permanent basis.
  • Hans Airways appointed Martin Dunn as CCO.
  • TUI Group announced CEO Fritz Joussen will depart the group at the end of Sep-2022. Mr Joussen will be replaced by CFO Sebastian Ebel from 01-Oct-2022, while director controlling, corporate finance and investor relations Matthias Kiep will become CFO.
  • TUS Airways appointed Ahmed Aly as CEO.

Americas

  • Breeze Airways appointed Michael Wuerger as COO.
  • UPS appointed Bala Subramanian to the new position of EVP and chief digital and technology officer, effective 18-Jul-2022.
  • WestJet announced the following appointments to its senior leadership team:
    • Angela Avery: WestJet Group EVP and chief people, corporate, and sustainability officer;
    • Christian Novosel: Chief digital officer;
    • Natalie Farand: Chief experience officer.
  • FedEx appointed Brie Carere as chief customer officer of FedEx, as well as co-CEO & co-president of FedEx Services.
  • Wheels Up appointed Todd Smith as CFO.
  • ABX Air appointed Patrick Fluegeman as COO.