Delta Air Lines makes several new appointments

WITH effect from May 2, 2016, Richard H. Anderson will be retiring as CEO of Delta Air Lines, to be succeeded by Delta’s current president, Ed Bastian. Executive vice president Glen Hauenstein will take over Bastian’s role.

Anderson will then become the new executive chairman of Delta’s board of directors and current Delta director Frank Blake will be appointed the new lead director. Meanwhile, Dan Carp will step down as non-executive chairman while remaining on the board.

Effective immediately, Gil West is promoted to senior executive vice president and chief operating officer while Steve Sear will be the board’s new president international and executive vice president for global sales where he will lead the Atlantic, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America organisations in addition to global sales.

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