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Leslie Thng takes over as Vistara CEO

Thng, who was the former chief executive of SilkAir, is a 18-year Singapore Airlines veteran

Published: Oct 16, 2017 04:00:21 PM IST
Updated: Oct 16, 2017 04:03:12 PM IST

Leslie Thng takes over as Vistara CEO

Full-service airline Vistara, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines (SIA), announced that Leslie Thng has taken over as its CEO, effective today. Thng, the former chief executive of Singapore-based SilkAir, succeeds Phee Teik Yeoh who would now take up a senior role at SIA, read a statement from Vistara.

Prior to his recent appointment, Thng served as the chief commercial officer of Budget Aviation Holdings, a SIA holding company. Thng started his career in SIA in 1999 and has since held many senior positions in the airline. “He has significant leadership experience and deep knowledge of the aviation sector across international markets and various businesses,” the statement said.

”I am delighted to be joining Vistara that has transformed air travel experience in India and cultivated a reputation of setting new standards in service excellence in the Indian aviation industry” said Leslie Thng, who holds a bachelor degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore.

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