Northwest Airlines today
announced new executive assignments for the Asia-Pacific region as part of
its continuing effort to improve operating efficiencies.Jun Mokudai, president of Northwest Airlines Japan, has been named
chairman, NWA Japan. In his new role, Mokudai will focus on strategic
issues in Japan, including government and airport affairs, corporate and
agency relations, alliance development and labor relations.
“Jun’s 35 years of airline experience and his extensive local knowledge
are critical to the continued success of our Japan business,” said Phil
Haan, executive vice president, international, sales and information
services. Mokudai will continue to report to Haan.
The airline also announced new assignments for two other key executives
who also have extensive experience in Northwest’s Asia-Pacific operations.
Fred Deschamps, vice president - international, has been named vice
president - Pacific operations, finance and administration. In addition to
his current Asia operations and Pacific finance responsibilities,
Deschamps will now be responsible for all Japanese operations, finance and
Laura Liu, vice president - international marketing and revenue
management, has been named vice president - international marketing and
sales. In addition to her current responsibility for Pacific region
marketing and international revenue management, Liu will add
responsibility for all other commercial functions in Japan and Asia.