4 MARCH 2013
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London Aviation Club members who now wish to book for the next luncheon at the Institute of Directors (Thursday 21 March) will be disappointed. With Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines as Guest of Honour, it is not surprisingly a sell-out. Delta, the world’s largest airline depending on your methodology, recently purchased a 49% stake in Britain’s Virgin Atlantic.
Mr Bastian (54), a Certified Accountant, has been President of Delta Air Lines since 2007, joining the airline in 1998 as Vice President – Finance and Controller. Ed also served as Chief Restructuring Officer between 2005 and 2007, playing a crucial role in the airline’s swift and successful Chapter 11 reorganisation and its smooth takeover and integration with Northwest Airlines.
Prior to arrival at Delta, Ed had 25 years broad finance and audit experience, including serving as Vice President – Finance for Pepsi Cola International, and for its Frito-Lay, snacks division. He was a partner in the New York audit practice of Price Waterhouse specialising in the entertainment, advertising and manufacturing sectors. www.delta.com www.aviationclub.org.uk
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