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Malaysia Airlines appoints Peter Bellew as new chief executive

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 17:38
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Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) has appointed chief operating officer Peter Bellew as its new chief executive, with effect from July 1, the airline said on Thursday.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) has appointed chief operating officer Peter Bellew as its new chief executive, with effect from July 1, the airline said on Thursday.

Current CEO Chief Executive Christoph Mueller, who had said this year that he would leave in September due to "changing personal circumstances," will go on leave and step down from the board immediately.

Mr Bellew's appointment will ensure continuity in the execution of Malaysia Airlines' turnaround plan and further progress of the overall restructuring, the company said in an emailed statement.

REUTERS