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Executive Appointments at United Airlines

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 3 November 2009

UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, has named Kate Gebo vice president of Corporate Real Estate, succeeding Ajay Singh, who was named vice president of Business Management in Information Technology. Additionally, the company has appointed Praveen Sharma as managing director of Mileage Plus Finance, Strategy and Information Technology.

With United since 1998, Gebo previously was managing director of Procurement and has held several leadership positions in both corporate real estate and strategic sourcing. In her new role, she will oversee all planning, engineering and construction efforts for Uniteds U.S. domestic and international airport and off-airport facilities. In addition, she also will manage lease and landing fee obligations for the company. She will report to Grace Puma, senior vice president of Strategic Sourcing.

Singh joined United in 1992 and has held numerous leadership positions in information technology, operations finance and the companys business transformation organization. In his new role, he will lead all aspects of financial planning, as well as compliance, vendor management, IT performance and multi-year plan portfolio management. He will report to Keith Halbert, Chief Information Officer. Singh succeeds Sharma, who previously served as managing director of IT Business Management.

We are continuing to strengthen our leadership team, with employees who bring breadth and depth of knowledge from within our company and other industries, said Pete McDonald, Uniteds Chief Administrative Officer. Kate brings extensive experience in corporate real estate, and we look forward to her leading the organization as we relocate our operations center to the Willis Tower next year. At the same time, we look forward to Ajay leveraging his experience in information technology, financial planning, operations strategy and enterprise-wide business improvement in his new role.

Sharma joined United in 1999 and has held numerous roles in financial analysis and business management. In his new role, he will be part of the leadership in Mileage Plus, working to build the companys loyalty business and capabilities. He will report to Graham Atkinson, president of Mileage Plus.

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