Articles tagged “execs”

What It Means for United That CEO Munoz Doubles as Chief Apology Officer

What It Means for United That CEO Munoz Doubles as Chief Apology Officer

Brian Sumers, Skift

Under Oscar Munoz, United Airlines has a knack for getting itself in the news with viral stories. But operationally and financially, the airline is doing OK, and sophisticated investors aren't calling for him to leave. He may get more time to fix what ails United.

1 month ago

WestJet CEO Leaves Suddenly With Discount Airline Launch on the Agenda

WestJet CEO Leaves Suddenly With Discount Airline Launch on the Agenda

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

There's rarely a sleepy transition of power in the airline industry and WestJet is no exception. Sims is facing a labor negotiations predicament that could prevent the carrier from moving quickly to launch its low-cost arm.

2 months ago

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

Wynn’s Departure Signals an Opportunity for Women to Rise in Gaming Leadership

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Time's up for hospitality and gaming companies: the dearth of women in leadership roles needs to be fixed.

3 months ago

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Steve Wynn Is Out as Wynn Resorts CEO Effective Immediately

Deanna Ting, Skift

Wynn's departure has us thinking about another hotelier (a hotel brand, really) with much less success in the gaming industry, and even more proof of having committed assaults against women. But, alas, it's proving much tougher to get him to resign.

3 months ago

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Ex-NJ Governor Christie Forced to Use Regular TSA Line at Newark’s Awful Terminal B

Elise Young, Bloomberg

We have no industry-specific insight here, just a supreme joy at seeing a person run face first into a transportation tragedy of their own making. Next stop: Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

3 months ago

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Should Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Step Down?

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

The idea of replacing iconic Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary would have been unthinkable six months ago. But times change. Maybe Ryanair needs a leader who is less antagonistic to labor.

4 months ago

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Returning Executive Threatens Attempt at Kenya Airways Turnaround

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways is trying to negotiate its way out of major debt in a complicated turnaround bid. Drama between executives isn't making the process any easier.

5 months ago

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Uber’s Self-Inflicted Woes Have Created a Wave of Legal Challenges

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's new CEO may or may not be able to get the brand past its multiple challenges. The truth is, the previous CEO was never going to get Uber past them because his successes were so closely tied to the issues that are now causing it so much trouble.

7 months ago

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Facebook Has Quietly Named a New Head of Global Travel Strategy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With Google rumored to be ramping up its online travel efforts, it makes sense that Facebook is looking to develop more robust tools for travel companies to sell on its platform. The battle for mobile bookings is heating up.

7 months ago

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall to Leave Company

Jason Clampet, Skift

As much of the talk around Airbnb right now relates to a possible IPO, it's odd to see a C-level exec depart at this stage in the company's lifespan.

7 months ago

The Hotelier Behind the LINE and NoMad Hotels Is Suing His Billionaire Business Partner

The Hotelier Behind the LINE and NoMad Hotels Is Suing His Billionaire Business Partner

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Is there ever a hotel business story involving Ron Burkle that doesn't include some drama?

7 months ago

A Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Uber Is Contingent on Keeping Ex-CEO Away

A Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Uber Is Contingent on Keeping Ex-CEO Away

Caroline Hyde, Giles Turner and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Benchmark would not go this far just to be petty. It's a striking indication of how much it feels like ex-CEO Kalanick created a toxic culture at the company.

7 months ago