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Aer Lingus has appointed Dermot Mannion of Emirates as its new chief executive.Mr Mannion, 47, will take up the post in August.He takes over for Willie Walsh who left five months ago after radically re-structuring the Irish national carrier. Mr Walsh has since been appointed the new ceo of BA.Mr Mannion joined Emirates in 1987 and became its finance director in 1995. Since 2003, he has worked as the airline's president of group support services managing its 25,000 workforce.He is also a director of Sri Lankan Airlines which is 43% owned by Emirates.John Sharman, chairman of Aer Lingus, said of the new ceo: “He has a superb track record at Emirates, one of the most profitable airlines in the world, and as a director of Sri Lankan Airlines was centrally involved in its turn around.“Dermot fully appreciates and is committed to our strategy as a low fares airline and will immediately address the priorities of driving productivity and extracting further cost out of the airline, as outlined in our business plan.”
Citigroup expands card business into Austria
Citigroup Global Transaction Services, which provides commercial card services, has set up a new distribution channel in Austria.The company said the car, issued in Euros, would enable Austrian corporates and organisations to monitor and analyse T&E spend.Vincent Eavis, Citigroup's director of business development for commercial cards EMEA, said: “Our new distribution channel in Austria is part of our ongoing commitment to Europe.” The company now serves 16 countries in Europe.Mr Eavis said Citigroup had also appointed three new business development managers who would look after Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy.