Monday, May 29, 2017

Royal Jordanian welcomes new president/CEO

Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan, has appointed Stefan Pichler as president/chief executive officer of the company, succeeding Captain Suleiman Obeidat.

Pichler, who will take on the new role from June 1, comes with a broad experience that extends for over 30 years in the aviation industry, as he had previously occupied the position of chief executive officer of Air Berlin, the chairman and managing director of Fiji Airways, the chief executive officer of Al Jazeera airlines, the chief commercial officer and deputy CEO of the Australian Virgin airlines and the chief executive officer of Thomas Cook leisure group.  Pichler had started his career in sales at Lufthansa Airlines working and gradually assuming the position of the chief commercial officer of Lufthansa.
The chairman, Said Darwazah, welcomed Pichler into Royal Jordanian expressing his confidence in Pichler’s professional capabilities and rich experience directly related to the management and the operation of international airlines, highlighting that his selection for this position has come after a long process conducted by Royal Jordanian’s board of directors.  

The chairman extended on this occasion his appreciation to Captain Suleiman Obeidat for having led the airline during this transitional stage since his designation by the board in October 2015.

Pichler holds an MBA from the Augsburg University in Germany and has participated in several specialised and multi-disciplinary courses and programs in the airline industry including commercial, operational, services, management, finance and tourism fields. - TradeArabia News Service

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