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By RACHNA LAL
Air Pacific has appointed Jay Shree Raniga as the airline’s first-ever general counsel.
Ms Raniga was promoted to the role from her previous position as senior staff attorney, a role which was also a first for the airline.
Air Pacific managing director and chief executive, Dave Pflieger said: “Jay Shree has been doing a superb job for the airline since joining Air Pacific as our first ever in-house attorney.
“She has been leading our legal and Government affairs team since 2010 and in that capacity, she has been responsible for all legal matters.
“In addition, Jay Shree has also handled the review and revision of the hundreds of contracts we have with our staff, vendors, contractors, and airline suppliers – a key component of our turnaround strategy.”
Ms Raniga also led and oversaw critical negotiations and contract drafting for the company’s new Airbus A330 aircraft, new Rolls-Royce engines, A330 aircraft financing and a new world-wide reservations contract with Amadeus.
She was also involved in the leasing agreements for a new Air Pacific Boeing 737-800 aircraft as well as two replacement DH-6 Twin Otters that were added to Pacific Sun’s fleet in 2011.
Mr Pflieger said with Air Pacific well into the final phase of their turnaround plan, which includes a complete rebranding of the airline, Jay Shree would continue to play a key role in their senior leadership.
“This is as we work on numerous projects that are essential for our transition to new A330 aircrafts and ‘Fiji Airways’ next year,” he said.
As Air Pacific’s general counsel, Ms Raniga would continue to provide legal advice and counsel on all matters related to airline operations and management, and she will also remain the company’s corporate secretary.