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PAL names new chief commercial officer

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PHILIPPINES Airlines (PAL) is expecting to see changes in leadership following the appointment of Executive Vice-President Vivienne K. Tan as officer-in-charge of the company last month.

The flag carrier said in a statement Monday that Ms. Tan has appointed Eugene Go as PAL’s new chief commercial and marketing officer and Rosemarie S. Katalbas as senior vice-president of the human capital department.

PAL said Mr. Go has more than 27 years of marketing and commercial experience with companies such as Unilever and Johnson & Johnson, while Ms. Katalbas brings with her an experience in human resource management in industries across electronics manufacturing, solar energy, pharmaceutical, audit and management firm and financial services.

“We’re working to make PAL more efficient and productive by improving business procedures — how we do things. Most importantly, I call on all of you to stand united as you carry out your duties and responsibilities in PAL,” Ms. Tan was quoted in the statement as saying.

Ms. Tan was appointed OIC after long-time PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista retired in June to “spend more time with his family.” She is the daughter of PAL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lucio C. Tan. — Denise A. Valdez