Foo is Air Niuguni boss

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The National, Monday July 1st, 2013

 ACTING chief executive of Air Niugini Simon Foo has been confirmed as CEO of the airline.

Foo recently became acting CEO after Wasantha Kumarasiri was appointed managing director of the Independent Public Business Corporation (IPBC), which oversees the operations of state-owned entities such as Air Niugini. 

Air Niugini board chairman Garth McIlwain announced the appointment last Friday.

“Mr Foo is well qualified for this role having worked as a senior executive with Air Niugini for 25 years,” he said.

“He is particularly experienced in the areas of the national airline’s operation and commercial activities where considerable challenges emanating from rapid growth in recent years exists.” 

Foo was a director of the airline for 10 years as well.