Even those who think Munoz is a breath of fresh air for United will agree that the air in the executive board room needs a fresh breeze to improve it.
What to Know Now
United’s CEO Oscar Munoz is finally heading back to the job after a heart attack and months of rehabilitation, and his first task is a monster. Earlier this week, several of United’s investors raised a stink and tried to push the company’s board in a new direction, citing ineffective and entrenched management.
It’s true that United hasn’t been the most perfectly run airline over the last several years, but with a turnaround now in full effect and a CEO back on the job, one would hope that the board could get back to being productive. If former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune has his way though, changes could be afoot.
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Gordon Bethune is a star but he’s not what @United needs
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Photo credit: A United plane on the tarmac. Activists investors are pushing the airline to appoint new board members. 151795 / 151795