Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ex-Flight Attendant Named As 1st Woman On JAL's Board
- Junko Okawa
TOKYO (Nikkei)--A former cabin attendant who rose to senior management at Japan Airlines Co. (9201) now has a ticket to become the company's first female director.
JAL said Tuesday it has named Managing Executive Officer Junko Okawa to the board of directors.
Okawa, 58, will be promoted to senior managing executive officer on April 1. Her appointment to the board is subject to the approval of shareholders at a meeting in June.
As head of JAL's corps of several thousand cabin attendants, Okawa worked to improve in-flight service. She helped reverse the decline in customer satisfaction that preceded the airline's bankruptcy. And she proved an able hand at controlling costs and other aspects of management.
(The Nikkei, March 20 edition)