Henrik Arle, EVP staff/finance, is taking on the responsibilities of general international relations, following the retirement of Oiva Rejasammal. The marketing aspects become the responsibility of EVP marketing Leif Lundstrom.
Air New Zealand has appointed Annabel Cotton manager investor relations, and John H Blair company secretary and corporate counsel.
American Airlines has appointed Michael Smith as managing director sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. He replaces Peter Bowler who returns to Fort Worth as managing director reservations.
Abacus has announced that Herman Liu, vice president and general manager for China, will head up the company's new office in Beijing.
BAA has appointed Andrew Jurenko chief executive officer for the Australia Pacific Airports Corporation based in Sydney.
R F Hendriksen has resigned from the board of Fokker. The company has appointed Eelco Wagner vice president marketing and sales for North America, as well as president Fokker Aircraft USA Inc.
Source: Airline Business