Vinod Kannan to take charge as Vistara CEO from January 1 in brass rejig

Chief commercial officer to replace Leslie Thng who joins Singapore Airlines

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
Vinod Kannan, Vistara CEO

Vinod Kannan, Vistara CEO

Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Vinod Kannan will take over as the airline’s chief executive officer (CEO) from January 1 as incumbent Leslie Thng returns to Singapore Airlines in a senior role.
The CEO transition was announced on Tuesday, a day before submission of financial bids for Air India.
Thng, who is on deputation from Singapore Airlines, took charge as Vistara CEO in October 2017. Last July, the airline’s board approved his reappointment for a period of three years, beginning October. However, Thng’s colleagues don’t see his exit as a surprise and said this is in line with Singapore Airlines’ job rotation policies.

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First Published: Sep 14 2021 | 9:50 PM IST

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