Taking the lead
Potential future leaders at Air Niugini recently attended an emerging leaders program conducted by the Association of South Pacific Airlines (ASPA). The airline’s 25 emerging leaders were selected 18 months ago, and have been training in Papua New Guinea and overseas.
Air Niugini chief executive officer, Simon Foo, speaking at the ASPA program, said: “I challenge you all as leaders to aim for the chief executive officer post as your ultimate goal and to build a strong management team for the future prosperity of our national airline.”
A number of the participants under the program have already been appointed to senior roles in Air Niugini, including senior positions previously held by non-citizens. ■
Leaders of the pack … (front row, from left) ASPA general secretary George Faktaufon, Air Niugini chief executive officer Simon Foo, and Air Niugini general manager of human resources Rei Logona, flanked by the emerging leaders.