Bamboo Airways CEO resigns after two months

By Anh Tu   July 11, 2023 | 04:37 pm PT
Bamboo Airways CEO resigns after two months
Bamboo Airways then-CEO Nguyen Minh Hai speaks before the airline's shareholders on June 21, 2023. Photo courtesy of Bamboo Airways
CEO of Bamboo Airways Nguyen Minh Hai has resigned less than two months after assuming the position.

Following his resignation announced by the carrier on Tuesday, deputy chairman Nguyen Ngoc Trong will be the airline’s acting CEO.

Hai was named Bamboo Airways’ CEO in late May, replacing Nguyen Manh Quan.

Hai, 51, has a bachelor’s degree in tourism business management from Vietnam National Economics University and 25 years’ experience in the airline industry. He was deputy general director of Vietnam Airlines between April 2015 and January 2019.

In a meeting last month, Hai informed the carrier’s shareholders the company would be restructuring under a new investor, the Him Lam Corporation. He said making Bamboo Airways profitable to satisfy investor demands was a top priority.

And then also last month, Bamboo Airways accepted the resignation of four members: chairman Oshima Hideki, standing deputy chairman Nguyen Ngoc Trong, and two deputy chairmen Doan Huu Doan and Phan Dinh Tue.

The new chairman of Bamboo Airways is Le Thai Sam, who now holds over 50% of the airlines’ shares. The company has said the changes in personnel are part of its restructuring.

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