Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Oct-2021

9 November, 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 Oct-2021:


  • Air Transat announced plans to appoint Patrick Bui as CFO, effective 15-Nov-2021.
  • Hawaiian Airlines appointed Alanna James as MD of sustainability initiatives and Ashlee Kishimoto as MD of investor relations.

Asia Pacific

  • PNG Air appointed Simon C Pitt as chief commercial officer, taking over duties from Nancy Nakikus.
  • Bonza announced it appointed Peter McNally as chief operating officer, Carly Povey as chief commercial officer and Lidia Valenzuela as chief financial officer.
  • Fly Lankan Asia Private Limited's board appointed Arosha Fernando as Fly Lankan CEO.
  • Air Premia appointed MyungSeop Yoo as CEO, effective 10-Nov-2021.

Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines appointed Alexey Skatin as MD.
  • Magma Aviation announced the promotion of Conor Brannigan from the role of deputy CEO to the role of CEO.
  • Azur Air appointed Evgeny Korolev as general director, effective 01-Oct-2021.
  • Icelandair announced the resignation of Birna Osk Einarsdottir as chief commercial officer (CCO).
  • Finnair announced the departure of chief digital officer Tomi Pienimäki, effective end of Jan-2022.
  • Kuwait Airways CEO Maen Razouqi confirmed his appointment as the airline's new CEO in Oct-2021.
  • Nepal's Government appointed Yubaraj Adhikari as Nepal Airlines executive chairman.
  • Wizz Air terminated the employment of chief supply officer Andras Sebok, effective immediately.