Executive changes announced by Northwest Airlines


Northwest Airlines (NYSE:NWA) has revealed that it has made a number of executive appointments as a result of the resignation of Phil Haan, executive vice president - international, alliances & information technology and chairman - NWA Cargo, with effect from 31 July 2007.

The company has named Neal Cohen executive vice president - strategy, international and chief executive officer - regional airlines. Cohen currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

In his new role Cohen will have lead responsibility for strategy development, will manage NWA's international passenger and cargo businesses and will oversee NWA's wholly-owned regional carriers, the company said.

Dave Davis, currently senior vice president - finance and controller, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer, to replace Cohen.

Davis will take over responsibility for financial planning, accounting, tax, treasury, fuel and fleet planning, as well as managing facilities and airport affairs.

In addition Theresa Wise, currently chief information officer, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer.

Cohen, Davis and Wise will all report to Doug Steenland, Northwest Airlines' president and chief executive officer.

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