Vistara’s chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan to be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the airline. He will take the charge from January 1, 2022.
Current CEO Leslie Thng is transferring again to Singapore Airlines. . “Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, will move on to take up a senior appointment with Singapore Airlines from 1st January 2022. The Board of the Company TATA SIA Airlines Limited has named Mr. Vinod Kannan to succeed Mr. Thng effective 1st January 2022,” the employer stated in a press launch on September 14.
Kannan, who’s presently serving as Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, joined the airline in June 2019 as Chief Strategy Officer and presently heads among others Network Planning, Revenue Management, Marketing, Customer Experience, and Cabin Service functions.
He commenced his profession with Singapore Airlines in 2001 and has held diverse senior positions withinside the airline. Before becoming a member of Vistara, Kannan served as Chief Commercial Officer for Scoot the budget airline subsidiary of the Singapore Airlines Group.
He has dealt with the international community making plans and has spent 8 years strolling operations in Indonesia, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. He holds a master’s diploma in business management from the National University of Singapore and the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Leslie has led the airline via a vast section, with the begin of global operations and the access into the provider of the diverse plane such as the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner,” stated Vistara’s Chairman, Bhaskar Bhat. Now, Kannan will lead Vistara in its subsequent section of growth, constructing at the strong basis laid through Thng, he stated.
“This Company maintains to enjoy the strong dedication of the 2 companions Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines to Vistara,” Bhat added. TATA SIA Airlines Limited, recognized through the logo call Vistara, is a 51:49 joint undertaking between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA).