ANA Appoints Hideki Kunugi New Head of the Americas

hideki kunugiAll Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) has named Hideki Kunugi to the post of senior vice president, the Americas. 

Holding the highest executive position in the U.S., Kunugi will lead a team of more than 200 staff, responsible for all marketing, sales, airport operations, reservations and cargo services for the airline. Previously, Kunugi was the vice president of purchasing for ANA.

“Hideki Kunugi has been an integral part of the success of ANA worldwide,” said Osamu Shinobe, president and CEO, ANA. “While working in procurement, he drove the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and established ANA as the first and biggest operator of the state-of-the-art aircraft.” 

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During his tenure at ANA, Kunugi was also part of the team that first opened relations with United Airlines and Lufthansa to begin code sharing agreements. He also restructured the procurement process for the entire airline, implementing a standardized and streamlined system to increase quality control.

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