Sources yesterday told Business Report that Bezuidenhout was expected to dump EasyJet after nearly three years in a job that Mango and its parent company SAA allegedly tailored to suit him. The sources said that among the requirements for the new Mango chief executive was matric and experience in the aviation industry.
One said that the process to appoint a new chief executive was questionable and that there was a determined effort to bring Bezuidenhout back and that the job requirements were written with him in mind.
“This clearly shows that the process has been run to appoint an already selected candidate, which is Nico Bezuidenhout,” the source said. “Although there are other potential and capable candidates shortlisted who have been through a vigorous screening process.”
The job requirements seen by Business Report show that “matric with a minimum of 10 years specific airline experience as chief executive of an airline or relevant tertiary qualification with a minimum of 9 years airline specific experience on an executive or chief executive officer or managing director level,” would secure one the position for the next five years.