August 2011: People
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced a number of new appointments to its senior management team. Philippe de Gentile-Williams has assumed the role of director
ofservice delivery and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the airline’s ground and air services. Algernon Yau, the current general manager, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), has transitioned to CEO of Cathay Pacific Services Ltd., the company that will operate the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at HKIA. Anna Thompson, former general manager of Southeast Asia, is the new COO of Air Hong Kong.
Aer Lingus Cargo has appointed Peter O’Neill to cargo director. O’Neill has been with
Aer Lingus since 1989 and has held a number of key senior management positions. O’Neill will oversee the development of all commercial and operational elements of the cargo business.
Cargoitalia has appointed Richard Mohler to the newly created position of manager, network planning and revenue management. In his new post, the Swissair Cargo veteran will evaluate new routes and then set and achieve their revenue targets. Cargoitalia has also promoted Stefano Barone from industry affairs manager to the first chief representative for China and the Far East.
TNT Express has named Mark Pell country general manager for TNT Express UAE. A
nearly 30-year industry veteran, Pell previously held senior management roles with TNT in Asia, America, Europe and the Middle East.
Qantas Freight has named Mitch Wild as its new head of sales and marketing. Wild is a 20-year industry veteran.
The Thai Airways board of directors approved a number of personnel changes during its July meeting. On October 1, Saroj Yuttatri, the current director of the IT operations and services department, will be promoted to vice president of the department. Pongpeera Paisarnkulwong, who currently works in the flight operations deartment, will be the new vice president, aviation safety, security and standards.
Kuehne + Nagel has appointed Tim Scharwath to its management board. Effective September 1, Scharwath will head the company’s air logistics operations. Scharwath and Horst-Joachim Schacht, who will oversee K+N’s sea logistics business, will take on the responsibilities of outgoing executive vice president of sea and air logistics, Peter Ulber.