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Cyril Spinetta To Be Replaced By Gourgeon  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Air France chairman Cyril Spinetta -aged 64- will soon be leaving his current position and be replaced by the current Directeur Géneral, Pierre-Henri Gourgeon.
Spinetta will be heading the board of the Air France/KLM Holding .
The precise date for the change has not been revealed ,but news hitting the wires in France suggest it would be rather soon.
Spinetta headed Air France for 11 years and it was under his management that the company rose to it's current leadership-level in international air-transport.
He's a great man and France can be proud to have people like him taking entrepreneurial responsibilities !

[Edited 2008-09-24 00:50:00]


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User currently offlineMattteo From France, joined Feb 2008, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Indeed, he's done a great job! I hope the next AF chairman will be as successful as Spinetta has been. But, to me, Gourgeon is not the best man for this job!!! Let's wait and see.
Regards.

Mattteo  Wink


User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2955 times:



Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
and it was under his management that the company rose to it's current leadership-level in international air-transport.

While I agree that he has been a tremendous CEO for the Groupe Air France, it was Christian Blanc who managed to save the company and turn it around with solid bases to start from the ground up and rising.

I hope that the next CEO will be as successful as Spinetta in increasing Air France/KLM's stronghold in Europe and worldwide.

I am for one glad that he finally ditched Alitalia's recovery plan. And it is true that under his management, Air France employees seem to have gained in working conditions/salaries as I believe that never we have seen so few strikes from the Air France crews, this deserves huge credits alone  Wink



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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4956 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
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Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 2):
it was Christian Blanc who managed to save the company and turn it around with solid bases to start from the ground up and rising

I was just going to say the same thing...credit for the initial turnaround really should go to Christian Blanc who really kick-started the recovery effort after the final government bailout back in the mid-90s. Of course Spinetta has done a fantastic job since then as well...


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7425 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Christian Blanc is (and has always been) an arrogant assh*le who would kill his own mother to make the medias talk about him. His attempt in a "political" career is nothing but pathetic. Nobody regrets him at AF while everybody will miss Jean Cyril Spinetta who is a real great person.

There is nothing official yet on his replacement by Gourgeon. This is only media speculation for the moment, as Gourgeon is far from making unanimity among AF Directors & shareholders.


User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4412 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I'd argue the real credit for AF's turaround belongs to Steve Wolf.


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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2730 times:



Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):
The precise date for the change has not been revealed

He will be replaced on the 1st of January 2009, according to Le Figaro.

Spinetta was a great manager. I hope Gourgeon will up the challenge.



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