SilkAir announced (06-Aug-2012) the appointment of Leslie Thng to take over as new CEO from Marvin Tan, effective 03-Sep-2012 , with Mr Tan returning to parent company Singapore Airlines (SIA). Mr Thng joined SilkAir as a board director on 01-Apr-2012 and is currently SIA VP network planning. He has been with SIA for more than 13 years, during which time he has held positions in head office as well as overseas. Before taking up his current post in network planning in Dec-2011, Mr Thng had been based in Frankfurt as general manager Germany since Jun-2009. [more - original PR]
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