Friday, 26 June 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Roy Kinnear Appointed New CEO of Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles today announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2015.

Mr Kinnear joins Air Seychelles from strategic partner Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Senior Vice President – Revenue Management and Planning, responsible for leading the airline’s revenue management, inventory control, pricing, and revenue forecasting. He replaces Manoj Papa.

The Board of Air Seychelles, chaired by Joël Morgan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, approved the appointment.

During his three decades in the airline industry, Mr Kinnear has earned a reputation for delivering leading practice across the commercial and financial operations of the business, driving both revenue and profit.

Minister Morgan welcomed the appointment and said: “Roy Kinnear is a highly talented industry executive with the experience and expertise to lead Air Seychelles and maintain the dynamism and momentum of the airline. Roy brings new skills for a new phase in the continuous and very successful evolution of Air Seychelles, which now has a strong foundation and a growing reputation that extends well beyond the Indian Ocean, as a leading airline."

Roy Kinnear said: “I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead Air Seychelles with its
demonstrated success and yet significant untapped potential. I look forward to working with leaders across all areas of the business to capture opportunities and drive performance, while continuing to build a supportive team-based culture. With a strong and focused team we will be able to tackle and succeed at anything we put our mind to; this is indeed a very exciting time in the evolution of the Air Seychelles.” 

Joël Morgan (centre), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Transport and Chairman of Air Seychelles, introduces incoming Chief Executive Officer of Air Seychelles, Roy Kinnear (left), with Manoj Papa (right), the current CEO.

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