September 2012: People
Following the resignation of former Cargolux President and CEO Frank Reimen after 20 months on the job, Cargolux has named Richard Forson interim president and CEO. Forson, who serves as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, will retain his CFO responsibilities during the interim period. Reimen is now Luxembourg’s high commissioner for national protection.
Derek Vanstone will take over as Air Canada’s vice president of corporate strategy, industry and government affairs on September 10. Vanstone, who currently serves as deputy chief of staff to the Canadian Prime Minister, will be responsible for Air Canada’s federal, provincial, municipal and community relations, as well as industry affairs. He will assume the strategy, government and industry affairs portfolio held by Duncan Dee, Air Canada’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, who is taking early retirement.
Libano Barroso has stepped down as chief financial officer of LATAM Airlines Group, although he will continue to serve as vice president of TAM S.A. Alejandro de la Fuente, who has been CFO of LAN Airlines since 1995, has been named interim CFO of LATAM Airlines Group. In his previous role, de la Fuente was responsible for corporate financing, treasury, accounting, tax planning and investor relations, among other tasks.
Atlas Air Worldwide has named Gen. Duncan McNabb to its board of directors. Prior to joining Atlas Air, McNabb served as commander of the United States Transportation Command, which provides logistics services for the U.S. Department of Defense. During his military career, McNabb served as the Air Force deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, director of logistics on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was responsible for operational logistics and strategic mobility support to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense.
The supervisory board of Lufthansa Technik AG has appointed Deutsche Lufthansa AG CEO Christoph Franz board chairman, in addition to electing Johannes Bussmann to the executive board. Bussmann, who assumed the role vacated by Uwe Mukrasch to, is now responsible for human resources, engine and VIP services. Prior to this appointment, Bussmann served as senior vice president of engine services at Lufthansa Technik AG. Also new to the supervisory board is Simone Menne, chief officer of finance and aviation services of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. She replaces Stephan Gemkow, who resigned the post in June.