Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Govt clears appointment of Thng as Vistara CEO

The government has cleared the appointment of Leslie Thng as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tata-SIA joint venture airline Vistara, a senior official said today.

Thng was named as the new CEO of Vistara in place of Phee Teik Yeoh, who is returning to Singapore this month to take up a senior position with the parent company, Singapore Airlines (SIA).

"Security clearance (to the appointment of Leslie Thng) has been granted," a top civil aviation ministry official told PTI.

The board of Vistara and the airline’s two promoters had named Thng to succeed Yeoh as chief executive from October.

Leslie is set to take charge of the new position next week, an airline official said.

"We have secured all the regulatory approvals, including the mandatory Home Ministry's security clearance, for the appointment of Leslie Thng. He will assume charge as the CEO next week," a Vistara executive said.
10/10/17 PTI/moneycontrol