Former SAS chief nominated to Cimber Sterling board

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Former SAS Group chief executive Jorgen Lindegaard and Aerosvit co-chairman Grigory Gurtovoy have been nominated to the board of Cimber Sterling, which recently agreed to be taken over by investment firm Manswell.

Ukrainian entrepreneur Igor Kolomoysky, who owns Manswell, also has interests in Aerosvit and fellow Ukrainian carrier Dniproavia.

Other nominees to the carrier's board include former Malev chief financial officer Piotr Ikanowicz - who has also previously worked as finance director at Polish flag carrier LOT - and Timur Novikov, deputy chairman of Ukrainian bank PrivatBank.

The board nominees will be voted on at the carrier's annual general meeting on 30 August.

Cyprus-based Manswell recently agreed to invest Danish kroner DKr167 million ($32 million) in a near-70% stake in Cimber Sterling.

The investment firm, which also owns Swedish regional carrier Skyways and fellow Swedish operator City Airline, has said its ambition is to create "a leading regional Nordic airline".

However, it has not yet been decided whether the three airlines will eventually be merged into a single entity.