Billionaire owner’s daughter takes charge at Philippines Airlines as Bautista retires

President Bautista stepped down to spend more time with family

Following the retirement of Philippine Airlines’ president and COO Jaime Bautista, Vivienne Tan, the daughter of the airline’s owner, will step up to the role of officer-in-charge.

PAL owner, chairman and CEO Lucio Tan and members of the board have accepted Bautista’s retirement to spend more time with his family.

President Bautista stepped down to spend more time with family

The younger Tan will serve concurrently as executive vice president, treasurer and chief administrative officer. She has worked for the airline in various capacities since 2011, before moving to other positions in the LT Group (the elder Tan’s holding company), mainly in the real estate, banking and education sectors.

Aside from PAL, she also sits on the board of Tan holding firm LT Group, Philippine National Bank, Eton Properties, Dynamic Holdings, University of the East and UERMMMC.

Overall, Tan has had more than 25 years of professional experience in technology, education, entrepreneurship and social advocacy in industries such as education, airline and property development.

All official communication and concerns requiring the attention and/or approval of the PAL president shall henceforth be addressed to the younger Tan, the airline said in a statement.

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