Articles tagged “munoz”

United CEO Munoz Will Have to Wait at Least Until 2018 to Add Chairman Title

United CEO Munoz Will Have to Wait at Least Until 2018 to Add Chairman Title

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From outward appearances, the prospects looked bleak several weeks ago for the hedge fund-led proxy fight to succeed at United but the dissidents had the ear of other big shareholders and the United board. It now appears as though the dissidents, including airline and online travel veterans, accomplished a whole lot.

3 years ago

United’s Dissident Stockholders Say Board Is Misleading Stakeholders

United’s Dissident Stockholders Say Board Is Misleading Stakeholders

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The dissident shareholders at United are facing an uphill battle in their proxy fight as CEO Oscar Munoz has garnered a great deal of support from United's unions/employees. The hedge funds claim, though, that they support Munoz and only want to equip him to do a better job by putting in place a more experienced board.

3 years ago

United Pilots Call Insurgent Bethune Board Nomination a Diversionary Tactic

United Pilots Call Insurgent Bethune Board Nomination a Diversionary Tactic

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United's pilots express goodwill for former Continental CEO Gordon Bethune although they do point out he "handpicked" Jeff Smisek and thus allege Bethune bears some responsibility for United's woes. Although the hedge fund dissidents pledge to keep new CEO Oscar Munoz, the pilots claim the dissidents will get in Munoz's way.

3 years ago

United CEO Oscar Munoz: ‘It’s a Competitive Industry. I’m a Competitive Guy’

United CEO Oscar Munoz: ‘It’s a Competitive Industry. I’m a Competitive Guy’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Leadership isn't just about energy and enthusiasm, which recovering United CEO Oscar Munoz seems to have plenty of. But it can't be dismissed, either.

3 years ago