After five years of service as deputy chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines, Dermot Mannion has announced he will shortly depart from Brunei, on completion of his term of office.
He will be succeeded in the capacity of chief executive by Karam Chand.
Chand was previously chief commercial and planning officer at Royal Brunei.
Mannion commented: “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the board and to our staff for their loyalty and support during my tenure.
“I would also like to congratulate Karam on his appointment and I extend my sincere best wishes to him and to RB for the future.”
Chand holds an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and has over twenty years’ experience at various flag carrier airlines and Virgin Australia.
He stated: “I am honoured and humbled by the appointment and for the trust and faith the Board has placed in me.
“We have tremendous opportunities ahead of us and with the strong legacy left by Dermot we are in a good position to fly the flag higher.
“I am grateful to Dermot for his support and guidance over the last three and half years.
“We wish him well in whatever he chooses as his next challenge.”