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Stefan Pichler takes CEO role at Royal Jordanian

Posted 28 May 2017 · Add Comment

Stefan Pichler has been appointed president and chief executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, succeeding Captain Suleiman Obeidat. He takes up the post from June 1.

Pichler has extensive experience with over thirty years in the aviation industry, including the CEO role at Kuwait’s Jazeera airline, Thomas Cook and Air Berlin. He was chairman and managing director of Fiji Airways and chief commercial officer and deputy CEO of Virgin Australia. He started his career in sales at Lufthansa eventually becoming chief commercial officer of Lufthansa.
Speaking at the RJ board meeting today where Pichler’s appointment was announced, chairman Said Darwazah said he welcomed Pichler into Royal Jordanian and expressed 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 came after a long process conducted by Royal Jordanian’s board of directors.
The board also registered appreciation of Captain Suleiman Obeidat for having led the airline during this transitional stage since his designation by the board in October 2015.
 

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