Muscat: Oman Air has appointed Paul Gregorowitsch as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Oman Air's Chairman, Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi, hailed his appointment as the start of a new chapter in the growth of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman.
Al Balushi welcomed Gregorowitsch to Oman Air, saying, "On behalf of the Board of Directors of Oman Air, I would like to welcome Paul Gregorowitsch to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
Gregorowitsch has vast experience in international airline management and his commercial expertise will be of immense benefit to Oman Air during its current phase, as well as in its next phase, where the company will experience expansion and evolution in terms of the strength of its fleet, the destinations it flies to, its operational network and its commercial activities."
Gregorowitsch, a citizen of the Netherlands, joins Oman Air from Air Berlin, where, having joined the company in 2011, he sat on its Management Board. Air Berlin is one of Europe's leading airlines with a network of 171 destinations.
Prior to joining Air Berlin, he was, from 2007 to 2011, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amsterdam-based passenger and cargo airline Martinair Holland NV, where he implemented successful restructuring measures to bring the company back into profit in record time.
Gregorowitsch has also held a series of international management positions within Air France-KLM, rising to the office of Executive Vice President Commercial. He was part of the executive team that was responsible for amalgamating the passenger divisions of Air France and KLM.