Former PLDT executive Ricardo "Ricky" Isla was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philippines Air Asia, Inc. In a statement from PAA yesterday, Ricky Isla will replace Capt. Dexter Comendador who was appointed as the airline's Chief Operating Officer. Ricky Isla was previously the head for business and product development, marketing and sales of PLDT Global Inc.
Philippines Air Asia Chairman Marianne B. Hontiveros said in a statement, "I am thrilled to welcome Ricky to our senior leadership team. Ricky has an outstanding track record of leading and transforming businesses, especially when it comes to increasing revenue and market share, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.”
Hontiveros also said that Ricky Isla's background in telecommunications space will stir Philippines AirAsia to "even greater heights."
Isla takes on the role as the company plans to go public this year.