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Alex Cruz stands down as British Airways Chairman

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Alex Cruz has finally left the building.

When Alex was unceremoniously removed as British Airways Chief Executive last October, he retained the role of Chairman.

This period came to an end yesterday, with new CEO Sean Doyle taking on the dual role of Chairman and Chief Executive.

Doyle said:

We are very grateful to Alex for all he has done for British Airways and we wish him the very best in the future. “

Which means, for one last time, I can use the photo above.


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Comments (37)

  • The cyclist says:

    Gett you!

  • Lord Doncaster says:

    Good riddance to Alex ‘slasher’ Cruz

  • Big Willie Walsh says:

    Alex ‘I wouldn’t even buy a be an from him’ Cruz was THE worst CEO appointment BA could have ever made. BA service levels now make 3rd world country carriers look first class. Shame on him and shame on BA for this failed experiment.

  • Alex Sm says:

    Rob, now you can tell what you were talking to him on that train on the way back from WTM (?)

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