Ricardo ‘Ricky’ P Isla has been appointed CEO of
Ricky joins AirAsia after more than a decade
of international product development, sales and distribution
experience with telecommunications giant PLDT Global Corporation.
In addition to his most recent role as
Regional Head of Operations for United Kingdom and Europe, Ricky
has held General Manager positions in its international retail
business, as well as in the US, Italy and Singapore.
graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of
Science and Business Management and holds advanced management
qualifications from the Asian Institute of Management.
AirAsia Philippines Chairman, Maan Hontiveros,
said, “I am thrilled to welcome Ricky to our senior leadership
team. Ricky has an outstanding track record of leading and
transforming businesses, especially when it comes to increasing
revenue and market share, customer satisfaction and employee
engagement. Together with his telecommunications background and
global experience, we are confident he will provide the right
foundation to steer AirAsia Philippines to even greater heights. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Captain Dexter Comendador for playing such a crucial part of AirAsia’s growth
story in the Philippines. The board and I are confident that his
love of people and exceptional flying acumen will prove extremely
beneficial to our operations, and we look forward to continuing
our work with him as AirAsia Philippines Chief Operations
Philippines operates a fleet of 24 aircraft on more than 500
weekly domestic and international flights from its hubs in Manila,
Clark, Cebu, and Kalibo.