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Philippine Airlines names outsourcing veteran as president

Appointment comes sooner than expected as billionaire Lucio Tan eyes 'seamless succession'

A recent string of leadership changes at Philippine Airlines had some investors worried. (Photo by Masayuki Kozono)

MANILA -- Philippine Airlines on Monday named outsourcing industry veteran Gilbert Santa Maria as its new president and chief operating officer after weeks of speculation about billionaire Lucio Tan's succession plans for his airline.

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