SriLankan Airlines appoints a new Chief Commercial Officer, new Chief Financial Officer

7 May 2019 - 521   - 4

SriLankan Airlines has appointed Joshua Bustos as its Chief Commercial Officer and Shaminda Samaraweera as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from April this year.   

Mr. Bustos is an internationally experienced senior level airline executive with over 20 years of experience. He has held several key positions in leading organizations including American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, South African Airways, Tiger Airways, Sabre Airline Solutions, Safi Airways, and KPMG. He was on the network sounding board and revenue management advisory board at Star Alliance during his tenure at South African Airways.

“Mr. Bustos has been selected to the position following a much-sought after interview which included both Sri Lankan and foreign nationals,” the airline said in a media release on Tuesday.. 

Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Samaraweera holds more than 15 years of senior level corporate experience in many industries including telecommunications, banking and navigation. He has held key positions in leading corporate entities such as Etisalat Lanka (pvt) Ltd., Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC, Dialog Axiata PLC, and NAVTEQ North America. 

“The airline follows a stringent procedure for recruitment which not only takes into consideration the individual’s qualifications but also his/her track record and conduct. Specially when it comes to recruiting foreign nationals, necessary clearance from respective foreign authorities are obtained prior to appointment,” it said.

SriLankan Airlines said it was pleased to have Mr. Bustos and Mr. Samaraweera in its management team and is confident that their expertise and leadership will be vital to make the national carrier a financially viable business in the years to come. - ENDS -

  Comments - 4

  • Pradeep Tuesday, 7 May 2019 06:40 PM

    Now the problem might be with CEO position

    Reply : 1       0

    Molankan Tuesday, 7 May 2019 07:56 PM

    The most important key positions remain as it is no?

    Reply : 0       1

    Ama Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09:36 AM

    Hope the GOVERNMENT interference in the business affairs of the Airline will not be permitted.

    Reply : 0       1

    Parameshwaran Kanthasamy Tuesday, 14 May 2019 03:58 AM

    Couldn't they find any qualified person in Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 0       0

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