Singapore-based low-fare start-up Tiger Airways has appointed its first chief executive ahead of its launch later this year.

Patrick Gan, a 47-year-old Singaporean who spent 18 years in the pharmaceutical sector, has taken over from acting chief Charlie Clifton, who remains an adviser. A shareholder in the carrier, William Franke, has been appointed chairman. Franke is managing partner and co-founder of US-based Indigo Partners.

Gan was most recently area director for the Asia-Pacific for Swiss drug firm Novartis. He has worked for GlaxoWellcome and Roche Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals. He has a degree in pharmacy from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from the University of Warwick.


Source: Airline Business