Singapore Airlines appoints first female CFO

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Singapore Airlines appoints first female CFO

Singapore Airlines said on Tuesday that it has appointed Ms JoAnn Tan as its first female chief financial officer, replacing Mr Tan Kai Ping, who will take over as chief operating officer.

The appointments will be effective Sept. 10 in New York and will be announced by the end of the year.

In her current role as senior vice president of marketing planning, Tan led the company's efforts to restore its network connectivity and capacity following the pandemic, the airline said in a statement.

This was crucial in helping SIA Group to capture the significant pent-up demand for air travel and deliver its record passenger revenue in FY 2022 23, the airline said in a statement.

In areas such as network coverage and cross-sales, she said, she also drove synergies between SIA and its budget airline Scoot. Ms Tan oversaw SIA's adjacent business engines like KrisFlyer, Kris and Pelago through the pandemic.

Under Ms Tan's watch, SIA has deepened its strategic partnerships with multiple airlines globally, entrenching its presence in key markets and giving customers more options, it said.

The current CFO, Mr Tan, is renowned for his support for the carrier's financial stability and for his role in the proposed merger between Air India and Vistara.

He will be responsible for Singapore Airlines' cabin crew, customer services and operations, engineering, and flight operations divisions.