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New Sales Business Manager appointed

Pertti Maattanen is to join the oneworld™ Management Company as the alliance's new Sales Business Manager. He is currently Economics Director in the Marketing Division of oneworld member Finnair.

His two-year secondment begins on 1 June, when he will be based in the alliance's Vancouver offices, reporting to Vice-President Sales Maunu von Lueders.

He succeeds to Bob Smith, who has taken up a post as oneworld's Regional Sales Manager for The Americas, based at AA's Fort Worth headquarters.

Aged 38 and married with two sons, he holds an MSc degree in Economics from Finland's University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. For the past eight years he has worked as a key member of the team developing new sales management tools and concepts at Finnair.