Antinorie leaves AUA/LH on short notice

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  1. ralfkrippner
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    Thierry Antinori leaves the LH group on short notice just before startig his new assignment as CEO of Austrian airlines on April 1st. He cites as reason that he sees his future job outside of the LH group - so he will probably be seen shortly in a high position at one of the competing carriers. On such a short notice there probably has been major differences in the view of AUA's future between Antinori and the management of LH.
     
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    Good post and update ralfkrippner. Here is the newswire:

    FRANKFURT -(Dow Jones)- German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE) said Tuesday Thierry Antinori won't become chief executive of its unit Austrian Airlines.
    MAIN FACTS:
    -Thierry, a member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board until March 31, informed the supervisory board of Austrian Airlines that he won't be assuming the position of chairman and CEO of Austrian Airlines, citing career plans outside the Lufthansa Group as the reason for his decision.
    -Thierry Antinori had been appointed new chairman and CEO of Austrian Airlines with effect from April 1 at the supervisory board's meeting on Dec. 1, 2010, in which it had also rearranged the responsibilities on the airline's executive board.
    -Austrian Airlines' current executive board members, Peter Malanik and Andreas Bierwirth, will conduct the business of Austrian Airlines according to their current responsibilities, until a succession plan for the position of the chairman and CEO has been decided on.
    -Frankfurt Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; 49-69-29725-500
     

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