Norwegian Air Appoints Former JetBlue Exec as Chief Commercial Officer

By Anna Breuer on 4 December 2019
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Norwegian Air announced the appointment of Marty St. George to the position of interim chief commercial officer.

A chief commercial officer is responsible for the commercial strategy of an organization, with responsibility for marketing, sales, product development, and customer service.

St. George joined JetBlue in 2006 as vice president of planning and most recently served as the airline’s chief commercial officer. He started his career in the airline industry at United Airlines in schedule planning, moved to US Airways after four years, and returned to United in 2003.

The current chief commercial officer, Helga Bollmann Leknes, who has been at the airline for two years, was asked to take a different role at the company but declined to do so.

“I am convinced that St. George, with his extensive experience from several of the biggest U.S. airlines, will be an asset to Norwegian,” said the airline’s acting CEO, Geir Karlsen.

In November, the airline announced the appointment of Jacob Schram to the position of CEO, effective January 1, 2020. Karlsen will return to his former position as chief financial officer at that time.

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