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Gulf Air CEO Andre Dose Quits!  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8177 times:

Word going around that Andre Dose has handed in his resignation due to differences with the Chairman.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1818 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

Damn! That is bad news, really... That company is on shaky grounds!t.


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineAntonovA330 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2007, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8000 times:

GF-A330

where have you got this information from? Any source? Quite surprising to me, I thought he was doing fine at GF.  Confused



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9625 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7987 times:
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Related to this?

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...ticle=188188&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=30121


User currently offlineJustPlanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 886 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7824 times:

Confirmed on PPRUNE

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=285022


User currently offlineJustPlanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 886 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7824 times:

Also looks like a lot of pilots are leaving the company...

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=280769


User currently offlineShabaz From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

I would expect resignations from Chief Operating Officer Bjorn Naf and VP Marketing Lee Shave to follow suit. Things not looking good for GF at the moment. Too bad history in the making is ending this way.

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7675 times:

Quoting Shabaz (Reply 6):
VP Marketing Lee Shave

im interested in knowing if Shave is leaving or not...he is supposedly a hard ass.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8552 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7617 times:
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story below is interesting reading in light of the posts above - he also mentions that he will be meeting with the Chairman later in the day "to discuss these issues"

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/newsdetails.asp?Sn=TTN&artid=127787



André Dosé, in a statement to Gulf Air employees in response to certain reports in the Arabic media, said: “Over the weekend, there have been newspaper articles about me and the Gulf Air management in the Arabic press. I want you to know that I am aware of what has been written and that I am intentionally not responding to the various stories.

'Going forward, I will continue working for what is best for Gulf Air,” he said.



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

right...so whats the latest? anyone care to share some info?

User currently offlineSHABAZ From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

Andre Dose is definately a gonna, its expected Bjorn is going too. I'm sure further details will be known tomorrow. Here's a last pic we'll probably see of him, taken a few days back of the upgraded at BAH:



[Edited 2007-07-23 00:32:46]

[Edited 2007-07-23 00:33:05]

User currently offlineSwissairtaz From Switzerland, joined Jul 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

Where is the official conformation from GF?  Confused


md11 forever
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5422 times:

From : The Bahrain Tribune Newspaper

GF Boss quits - Cost cutting plans marred tenure

By Ajit John
Chief Reporter

President and CEO Andre Dose of Gulf Air tendered his resignation yesterday, sources told the Tribune.
The airline spokesperson, however, refused to entertain speculation saying the Board of Directors and senior management were in constant meeting throughout the day to decide what action needed to be taken to move forward. They intended to meet again today to discuss various possibilities.

This follows weeks of speculation in the local media about the tenure of Dose. He was bought to resuscitate the airline after a successful operation in Swiss Air where he turned a bankrupt airline into a successful operation.
His short tenure was marked by unease over his plans to cut costs to the tune of BD60 million.

To achieve this aim, the carrier would focus its attention on the region and also trim its manpower strength by offloading 950 members of its staff.

This resulted in strikes by staff that expressed their displeasure with the severance packages that were offered.
The matter was solved when the government decided to intervene and bear the cost of the extra employees.


User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5389 times:

Here are two additional links.



GULF AIR CHIEF QUITS

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...ticle=188486&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=30125


Gulf Air in crisis

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story...ticle=188484&Sn=BNEW&IssueID=30125


User currently offlineLHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

With EK, QR & EY growing rapidly, Oman Air deciding to go solo, is there really space for GF?

Either way, Dose has to be given the flexibility to turn an ailing (and not a great either) carrier around - no matter how much money a country has, losing money makes no sense...give the guy the chance to turn GF into the flying falcon (I think?) it could and should be...

As usual - politics get's in the way of business.



flying is the safest form of transport - until humans get involved!
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Sad to tell but Gulf -Air seem to be soon part of the long list of defunct airlines.
Their track-record in maintaining aircraft,deluting service and lack of vision in face to it's powerful neighbours have given the company the rest.It's simply not conceivable to have seven airlines on a stretch of 400 Km..



Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently onlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4905 times:
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Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 15):
It's simply not conceivable to have seven airlines on a stretch of 400 Km..

FOR THOSE COUNTRIES IT IS..!!!

FB.



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 15):
It's simply not conceivable to have seven airlines on a stretch of 400 Km..

I'll say the same when MEA goes bust  duck 


User currently offlineStandby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

Trouble

"In-flight services head Michael Kent was arrested on July 12 and released 24 hours later, after being questioned by the Public Prosecution.

He has still not been charged but has been banned from leaving the country, while inquiries continue, said sources."

It's correct - he definitely can't leave.
Do I smell the word "scapegoat" ?


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1818 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Gulf Air names acting CEO

Gulf Air has appointed its chief operating officer Bjorn Naf as acting president and chief executive following the resignation of Andre Dose after only four months on the job. Naf led a revamped network launch on 1 July, which places a greater emphasis on regional services. The airline is looking for a permanent replacement for Dose.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Lets hope Gulf Air will keep the strategy that was put up by Dose with the drastic reduction of staff etc, this will probably be the only way for Gulf Air to have a successull and profitable future.

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