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Seychelles National Airline

Air Seychelles executes succession plan

Jul 12, 2011

Air Seychelles has appointed eight Seychellois departmental deputy directors as part of its succession planning scheme and development process so as to ensure a more efficient management performance throughout all departments of the national airline.

The deputy director scheme is also being seen among other objectives as executive replacement planning, on-going leadership staffing, and widespread sourcing and development of talent and skills in strategic areas that require broad organizational involvement.

The newly-appointed deputy directors are Ginny Mangroo (Finance), Lisette Wong (Human Resources), Hubert Laval (IT & Telecommunications), Nicole Mancienne (Marketing & Sales), Nicole Chang Leng (Flight Operations), Vania Larue (Ground Operations), Jean Laporte (Technical Operations), and Christopher Samsoodin (Freight Services).

A Deputy Director will deputize during the absence of a Director and will be allocated special tasks such as staff welfare, analysis of budget performance, coordination of regular reports, organization of departmental management meetings, as well as other technical and operational work.

To date, Air Seychelles has eight departmental directors who form part of its Level One management team and head of departments. They are Lekha Nair(Finance), Marja Karjalainen (Human Resources, Training & Administration), Nicole Mancienne (Acting Director for Marketing & Sales), Captain Ralph Saminaden (Flight Operations), Gilbert Morin (Ground Operations), Marc Chang Lam (IT & Telecommunications), Martyn Malcolmson (Technical Operations), and Majid Allibhaye (Freight Services).

Air Seychelles Executive Chairman Maurice Loustau Lalanne has said: "As part of the airline's management succession and planning process, the deputy directors have been identified and selected, based on their managerial competencies, enhanced performance trends, and leadership skills.

He explained that the deputy director scheme leads to multi-layer leadership, organizational performance, and competency development, and at the same time have a strategic development of talent and skills with the transfer of knowledge required for an evolving management style.

Air Seychelles executes succession plan
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Source: Seychelles Tourism Board

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