Going Places – industry appointment highlights for May-2022

7 June, 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 May-2022:

Asia Pacific

  • Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced the resignation of Campbell Wilson as CEO of Scoot, effective 15-Jun-2022. SIA senior VP sales and marketing Leslie Thng will replace Mr Wilson in the role.
  • TATA Group appointed Campbell Wilson as Air India CEO and MD.
  • China Southern Airlines announced the resignation of Cheng Yong as executive VP and Su Liang as chief economist, both due to retirement.
  • InterGlobe Aviation Limited appointed Pieter Elbers as IndiGo CEO. He replaces Ronojoy Dutta, who will retire from the IndiGo CEO role on 30-Sep-2022.
  • StarFlyer announced the appointment of Osamu Machida as president, succeeding Masaharu Shirouzu who is retiring, effective 29-Jun-2022. The carrier also created a new chairman position, appointing Yokoe Tomonori, also effective 29-Jun-2022.
  • Aero Mongolia confirmed it appointed Munkhbaatar Ganbold as CEO.
  • Jet Airways appointed Prabh Sharan Singh as chief digital officer.
  • Philippine Airlines confirmed the appointment of Stanley K Ng as president and COO.
  • Shandong Airlines' board of directors elected vice chairman Xu Chuanyu as chairman, succeeding Su Xiujian who tendered his resignation.
  • Air India recently made the following executive appointments:
    • Nipun Aggarwal appointed as chief commercial officer;
    • Suresh Dutt Tripathi appointed as chief human resources officer;
    • Satya Ramaswamy appointed as chief digital and technology officer.

Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Hans Airways promoted Nathan Burkitt to COO.
  • ASKY Airlines appointed Esayas Woldemariam as CEO.
  • British Airways plans to implement the following executive changes:
    • Dirk John to replace chief information and digital officer Anthony Allcock;
    • Calum Laming to replace chief customer officer Tom Stevens;
    • Incumbent COO Jason Mahoney to share the role with a new external hire.
  • Transavia COO Petra De Ruiter was appointed as the new CEO of Holland Casino, effective 01-Sep-2022.
  • Burkina Faso's Council of Ministers announced the appointment of Maxime Dipina Christian Toe as Air Burkina MD.
  • Condor appointed Björn Walther as CFO, effective 01-Jun-2022.
  • IAG Cargo appointed Caroline Andrews as chief people officer.
  • Pegasus Airlines appointed Onur Dedeköylü as chief commercial officer.
  • Cyprus Airways (Charlie Airlines) appointed Paul Sies as CEO.


  • Cargojet Airways appointed Scott Calver as CFO.
  • GOL promoted Celso Ferrer from vice president of operations to CEO, effective 01-Jul-2022.
  • ExpressJet Airlines promoted Neville Randeria from director of finance to CFO.
  • Delta Air Lines appointed Eric Phillips to the newly created chief digital officer role.
  • Arajet announced the appointment of Garret Malone as chief operating officer.