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Fiji Airways Board To Meet Three Shortlisted Candidates For CEO Role

Fiji Airways has confirmed its board will be meeting the three shortlisted candidates for the chief executive position tomorrow. Public Relations manager, Shane Hussein, confirmed this yesterday. This was amidst
25 Apr 2015 11:30
Fiji Airways Board To Meet Three Shortlisted Candidates For CEO Role

Fiji Airways has confirmed its board will be meeting the three shortlisted candidates for the chief executive position tomorrow.

Public Relations manager, Shane Hussein, confirmed this yesterday.

This was amidst international media reports suggesting former SriLankan Airlines and Oman Air chief executive, Peter Hill, will be joining Fiji Airways as its chief executive.

On the report, Mr Hussein said they are unable to provide any further information apart from what they have mentioned about the board meeting the shortlisted candidates.

Fiji Airways further did not wish to go into the specifics of the article.

The national airline would also not confirm whether Mr Hill is one of shortlisted candidates.

It is understood board director and former Fiji Airways chief executive, Stefan Pichler, will also be here for the interviews.

 

International media

Meanwhile, Daily Mirror from Sri Lanka, quoted SriLankan Airlines chairman, Ajith Dias, confirming Mr Hill was leaving the airline to join Fiji Airways.

“Yes, he’s leaving because he was offered this position,” he told the Daily Mirror.

Mr Hill was the chief executive of SriLankan from 1999 during its management by Emirates.

However, his work visa was revoked in 2007, when he had refused to let former Sir Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and 35 close associates have seats on a fully booked flight from London to return from a private tour.

Since then, he had acted as the CEO of Oman Air until end of 2011, when he retired.

Mr Hill has over 40 years of experience in the industry, with his beginnings in British Airways and Gulf Air prior to playing a major role in building Emirates to what it is today.

 




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