Caribbean Airlines appoints new CEO

New Caribbean Airlines CEO Garvin Medera.
Caribbean Airlines

The Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago-owned Caribbean Airlines has appointed Garvin Medera as the new chief executive officer, effective Oct. 10, 2017.

The airline said Medera is formerly the chief executive officer of Digicel Play, a position he held from December 2015 until his departure earlier this month.

“With a strong combination of leadership, governance, technical and communication skills he effectively led that organization, which has revolutionized home entertainment in Trinidad and Tobago,” Caribbean Airlines said.

Prior to the role of chief executive officer, Digicel Play, the airlines said Medera served in several key leadership positions at Digicel, including chief operating officer, general manager Tobago and chief technical officer, managing the company’s full operational portfolio.

Medera has an MBA from the University of Oxford, LL.B from the University of London and an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies.

“He is looking forward to leading the transformation that Caribbean Airlines must embrace if the company is to meet the challenges of the fiercely competitive airline industry,” Caribbean Airlines said.

“The board of directors also expresses its sincere gratitude to the former chief executive officer (Ag.) Capt. Jagmohan Singh and the executive management team who ensured that Caribbean Airlines continued to deliver an enhanced travel experience to its valued customers, while the search for a chief executive officer was taking place,” it added.

“The board and employees look forward to the innovation and collective capabilities that would be developed under the leadership of the new CEO,” the airlines continued.

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