Mr. Charles Duncan has been appointed President
of Continental Micronesia. Previously, Duncan served as managing
director of Asia Pacific Sales & Marketing of Continental
Airlines, based in Tokyo. He has also been elected to the board of
directors of Continental Micronesia.
In his new role, Duncan will relocate to Guam
and be Continental’s senior leader in the Asia Pacific region. He
will be responsible for sales & marketing for Continental
Micronesia and local Asia Pacific sales for Continental Airlines.
He will also oversee all governmental affairs and tourism issues
with local leaders and act as the key liaison between Continental
Micronesia and Continental Airlines.
Duncan will report directly
to Dave Hilfman, Continental’s senior vice president – Worldwide
Sales, and indirectly to Mark Moran, Continental’s executive vice
president – Operations, to ensure close coordination between
Continental Micronesia and all Continental divisions.
“Charles’ wealth of experience and strong leadership will
serve us well,” Hilfman said. “Our business has continued to grow
in the Micronesia and Asia Pacific region, despite a tough
business environment. Charles has been instrumental in helping us
design and implement a successful Asia Pacific strategy that has
benefited both Continental and its customers.”
family and I are excited to be coming back to Guam, for what is
truly a dream come true,” said Duncan. “Continental Micronesia is
a special family, much like the region it serves, and I am humbled
to be leading such a unique and outstanding team of
Duncan joined Continental in 1996
and has held management positions at Continental Micronesia since
1997, including the last 10 years in Japan. He received a
bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from the
University of North Carolina and a master’s in business
administration from Harvard Business School.
Continental inaugurated daily non-stop services between Shanghai
and New York this March. The airline also increased weekly flights
from Guam to Cairns in March, and in December it plans to
reintroduce direct flights from Guam to Osaka’s Kansai
International Airport in Japan.
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