Outgoing CEO Ron Sumsum. Photo credit: etbtravelnews.

Outgoing CEO Ron Sumsum. Photo credit: ETB travel news.

The Chairman of the Board of Solomon Airlines Limited, Austin Holmes has today announced the termination of Solomon Airlines, CEO, Ron Sumsum with immediate effect.

Announcing the news to the executive management team at the airline’s Henderson Airport head offices, Mr. Holmes advised the board of directors has appointed General Manager Operations and Commercial, Gus Kraus to the acting CEO role in the interim period it will take to seek and appoint a new full-time CEO.

Mr. Holmes advised this process will require approval by the Solomon Islands Civil Aviation, Authority (CAASI) following a thorough review of nominated persons to the “substantive position involved.”

He says the implications will have far reaching effects.

The Chair explains, the airline’s executive team is working on changes to ensure the airline complies with all relevant regulations and authorities within the country and with countries that we have approvals to operate to.

Ratifying the temporary appointment to the CEO role, CAASI Director, George Satu states, Mr. Kraus had for several years held approval as a stand-in for the CEO role as the occasion required.

Reasons for the termination are withheld.

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