Richard Nuttall appointed SriLankan Airlines Chief Commercial Officer
SriLankan Airlines has appointed Richard Nuttall as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective from 1 November.
Nuttall has experience, having held Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CCO, and board member positions in entities across five continents, with an exceptional record of delivering turnaround and driving sustainable growth. Some of the leading stints of his career are; Vice President – Sales of Saudia Airlines; Executive Board Member of Skyteam Airline Alliance; Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer of Royal Jordanian; Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Air; Commercial Director of Kenyan Airways; Board Member of Philippine Airlines; and Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Americas of Polar Air Cargo Inc.
Under his commercial leadership, Saudia Airlines initiated “Vision 2020”, a project encompassing product improvement, major growth, and improved profitability, which was able to achieve an overall growth of 30% in three years. During his tenure at Royal Jordanian, the airline showed an improvement in net income by $ 80 million, achieved through his strategic leadership for senior business personnel and external consultants.