(Trinidad Guardian) – Vice President of Operations at Caribbean Airlines (CAL), Captain Jagmohan Singh, has been appointed to run the day-to-day operations of the airline following the sudden resignation of acting CEO Robert Corbie on Friday. In an interview, CAL communications manager Clint Williams said, “Captain Jagmohan Singh, the vice president of operations, is currently at the helm.
“He was appointed by the board to manage the day-to-day operations of the airline at this time.”
On the issue of Corbie’s sudden departure, Williams said, “Naturally the staff are surprised by Mr Corbie’s resignation, but we are an airline and we are used to going through challenges and surprises.
“The operations of the airline of course will continue with the excellent team that is in place.”
Corbie released a statement to CAL staff members on Saturday, indicating that he had tendered his resignation on Friday and the board had accepted it with immediate effect. “After 29 years in the aviation industry during which I have seen, learned and experienced much, I close this chapter of my career, with a heavy heart but optimistic outlook,” Corbie said.
“The decision to leave the airline that has been my virtual home for so many years has not come easily, but I do so with the knowledge that my legacy is the strong team at the helm of the operations of the company.” CAL chairman Philip Marshall could not be contacted for further comment yesterday.