Following a meeting of the Board of Directors of Malta International Airport plc held earlier today, Chief Financial Officer Austin Calleja will be taking on the added role of Deputy CEO and the Head of Airline Marketing, Alan Borg, was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director of the Company. Both changes will be effective on the 1st July 2012.
Commenting about these appointments, Chairman Michael Hoeferer stated that “these appointments are being done in the context of the challenges being faced by the industry globally, and is intended to set the Company on a better footing in its endeavour to target new markets and further develop the Company’s aviation-related business segment.”
Mr Calleja joined the Company in 1991 and formed part of the team that helped the Government of Malta privatise the Airport in 2002. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He previously worked with PriceWaterhouse (1981-87) and Chief Accountant with British Airways in Malta and later in Rome as Business Manager Italy and the East Mediterranean (1987-91).
Mr Calleja has been an Executive Director since 2002 and is directly responsible for Finance, Procurement & Stores, Information Technology and Information Management, Networks and the Malta Airport MetOffice.
Mr Borg joined the Company in 2007 as Manager in the Airline Marketing Department and was involved in securing new airline operations from various new European destinations. He was appointed Head of Airline Marketing in 2008 and in 2009, he was given the added responsibility of General Manager of SkyParks Business Centre. He graduated in Hotel Operations from the Institute of Tourism Studies and joined the Company after serving as Sales Manager with the Island Hotels Group.
Apart from SkyParks Business Centre and airline marketing, Mr Borg will now be responsible also for Airport Parking, advertising, rents, commercial outlets and VIP services.
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