October 2011: People
Schiphol Group’s executive vice president and CFO, P.M. Verboom, has announced that he will retire next year. Verboom has served in his current role since 1997. The group’s supervisory board has started the search for his successor.
Southwest Airlines Cargo Management Group has named Jim McKeon its new strategic advisor. A 20-year-industry veteran, McKeon brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, particularly in the areas of international air cargo sales and marketing, interline strategy development, and product development. He will leverage these skills in his new position as Southwest Airlines integrates AirTran into its network and incorporates the 737-800 series aircraft into its fleet next year.
US Airways has appointed William J. Post to its board of directors. Post, the retired chairman and CEO of Pinnacle West Corp. and former president and CEO of Arizona Public Service, will serve on the board’s compensation and human resources and labor committees. In addition to his new role with US Airways, Post also serves on the boards of Swift Transportation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and First Solar.
UPS has appointed 26-year company veteran Jim Barber to the role of president of the UPS Europe region with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Barber, who most recently served as chief operations officer of the European region, will manage all UPS package, cargo and logistics operations in 120 countries and territories in his new role. He succeeds retiring president Wolfgang Flick.
The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has proposed that Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht become chairman of the board and CEO of Austrian Airlines AG on November 1. Albrecht has been at the helm of the Star Alliance since 2001, coordinating the activities of the global airline organization. At presstime, Albrecht’s nomination was pending approval from the airline’s supervisory board.
Etihad Airways has appointed Pawana Shrestha as its country manager in Nepal. A veteran of both Gulf Air and Galileo, Shrestha has served in various marketing and sales roles and was able to more than double market share for Galileo. She replaces John Rees Evans and will be responsible for overseeing the airline’s commercial operations in Nepal.
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post DHL has extended Lawrence A. Rosen’s appointment to the corporate board of management for another five years. Rosen, who was originally named to the board in 2009 and serves as CFO for DHL, will continue to oversee finance as well as the company’s global business services. His new term will begin on Sept. 1, 2012.