Hsieh Shih-chien president of China Airlines (CAL), was appointed Monday as the airline's new chairman, replacing Ho Nuan-hsuan according to the China Aviation Development Foundation.
The government-controlled foundation, the airline's largest shareholder, said the decision was made after board of directors meeting that day.
The promotion of Hsieh, the airline's point man for negotiating with CAL pilots over a strike in February, was also given the nod by Premier Su Tseng-chang according to sources familiar with the matter.
Hsieh received high recognition from the Pilots Union Taoyuan, the Executive Yuan, and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), which mediated the negotiations, for his professionalism and willingness to show goodwill, the sources said.
Hsieh has paid his dues over his past 40 years with CAL, holding positions such as general manager of CAL's Kaohsiung and Taipei branches, respectively, as well as the company's sales representative in Indonesia.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel