Vistara Board announced the appointment of Mr. Leslie Thng as the airline’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Thng will succeed Mr. Phee Teik Yeoh, effective October 2017. This change is subject to the approval by the Indian Authorities.
Mr. Phee Teik Yeoh will be returning to Singapore Airlines to take up a senior appointment. Mr. Yeoh, who has been a Singapore Airlines veteran, is credited with successfully leading Vistara since its establishment, overseeing its launch and rapid growth starting its first commercial flight in January 2015
Mr. Thng, who started his career in Singapore Airlines, has held many senior positions in the airline and has significant experience across international markets and various businesses. Prior to being appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Budget Aviation Holdings (BAH, a Singapore Airlines owned holding company), he was Chief Executive of SilkAir.
Leslie will lead Vistara in its next phase of growth, including international operations, building on the solid foundation and momentum achieved by the airline under the leadership of Mr. Phee Teik Yeoh.