Lina joins PAL board as independent director

The board of directors of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) has elected Alberto Lina as an independent director of the airline’s 15-man board during the recent annual stockholders meeting held at Century Park Hotel.

Other members of the board are Lucio C. Tan, Harry C. Tan, Antonio L. Alindogan, Jr., Jaime J. Bautista, Charles C. Chante, Enrique Cheng, Joseph T. Chua, Gloria Tan-Climaco, Estelito P. Mendoza, Cesar N. Santos, Henry So Uy, Washington SyCip, Lucio K. Tan, Jr. and Michael G. Tan.

Dr. Lucio C. Tan was re-elected chairman and chief executive officer while Harry C. Tan remained vice chairman and treasurer. Jaime J. Bautista was also reappointed PAL president and chief operating officer.

“Bert Lina’s experience in air travel and logistics solutions will hopefully provide a fresh perspective at how we can address current challenges,” said PAL President Jaime Bautista. Lina currently heads his own conglomerate – the Lina Group of Companies which includes among others Airfreight 2100 Inc., U-Freight, Cargohaus, LGC Logistics and Mail & More.

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