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Leslie Thng takes over as new Vistara CEO

Leslie Thng has been appointed chief executive officer for Vistara by the Board of Vistara (TATA SIA Airlines Ltd) and two promoters of the company – Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines.

He will succeed Phee Teik Yeoh, effective October 2017, and subject to approval of the Government of India.

Phee Teik Yeoh, currently chief executive officer of Vistara, will be returning to Singapore Airlines (SIA) to take up a senior appointment. Yeoh, who has been an SIA veteran, is credited with successfully leading Vistara since its establishment, overseeing its launch and rapid growth.

Leslie will lead Vistara in its next phase of growth, including international operations, building on the foundation and momentum achieved by the airline under leadership of Phee Teik Yeoh.