Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Nov-2021

7 December, 2021

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 Nov-2021:


· Eastern Airlines appointed Mark Ebanks as EVP aircraft management and leasing on 01-Nov-2021.

· WestJet appointed Karl Schuster as EVP and chief loyalty officer (CLO), effective early 2022.

· WestJet appointed Harry Taylor as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.

Asia Pacific

· AirAsia Group appointed Colin Currie as CCO, effective immediately.

· SriLankan Airlines appointed Richard Nuttall as chief commercial officer (CCO), effective 01-Nov-2021.

Europe, Middle East & Africa

· Icelandair Group appointed Jens Bjarnason as COO effective immediately.

· Etihad Airways appointed Nadia Bastaki as chief human resources, organisational development and asset management officer, marking the carrier's first ever female chief.

· Dana Air appointed Sukhjinder Paul Mann as deputy CEO, effective immediately.

· Lufthansa Cargo announced the resignation of COO and chief human resources officer Harald Gloy from the executive board, effective 28-Feb-2022.

· Air Zimbabwe appointed Tafadzwa Zaza as acting CEO, effective 23-Nov-2021.