Leslie Thng was on 16 October 2017 appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of full service carrier Vistara after receiving all the requisite approvals.
Thng succeeds Phee Teik Yeoh, who will now join Singapore Airlines.
Prior to this appointment, Thng was working as the Chief Commercial Officer with Budget Aviation Holdings, a Singapore Airlines Holding Company.
Thng started his career with Singapore Airlines in 1999 and has held many senior positions at the carrier.
Among others, he has served as Chief Executive of Silk Air.
•A joint venture between Tata group and Singapore Airlines, Vistara airlines began its commercial operations in January 2015.
•Currently, it has a fleet of 16 aircraft and has ambitious expansion plans, including flying to overseas destinations.
•TATA SIA Airlines Ltd operates under the brand name Vistara.