SriLankan Air­lines an­nounces ex­ec­u­tive ap­point­ments

Joshua Bus­tos and Shaminda Sa­ma­raweera will serve as CCO and CFO, re­spec­tively

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Ex­pand­ing its ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship, SriLankan Air­lines re­cently an­nounced the ap­point­ments of Joshua Bus­tos as chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer and Shaminda Sa­ma­raweera as chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer.

A vet­eran with over 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing in the global avi­a­tion sector, Bus­tos has held a num­ber of key po­si­tions in a num­ber of air­lines across the world. This in­cludes tenures with Amer­i­can Air­lines and Safi Air­ways, to name a few.

Ad­di­tion­ally, Bus­tos served on the net­work sound­ing board and rev­enue man­age­ment ad­vi­sory board at Star Al­liance dur­ing his time at South African Air­ways.

Ap­pointed as the na­tional car­rier of Sri Lanka’s chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, Sa­ma­raweera brings over 15 years of se­nior­level cor­po­rate ex­pe­ri­ence to the role.

Hav­ing worked across a va­ri­ety of in­dus­tries that in­cludes telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, bank­ing and nav­i­ga­tion, Sa­ma­raweera has held lead­er­ship po­si­tions in or­gan­i­sa­tions, such as Eti­salat Lanka, Cey­lon To­bacco Com­pany, Di­a­log Ax­i­ata PLC, and NAVTEQ North America.

The new CFO is cur­rently a mem­ber of the Char­tered Global Man­age­ment Account (USA) and a fel­low of Char­tered In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tants (UK).

Both Bus­tos and Sa­ma­raweera’s ap­point­ments were of­fi­cially con­firmed at the close of April.

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