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Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer, Jayne Hrdlicka

Jetstar Australia & NZ Chief Executive Officer, David Hall

Jetstar Japan Chief Executive Officer, Miyuki Suzuki

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer, Barathan Pasupathi

Jetstar Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Le Hong Ha

Jetstar Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer, Edward Lau


Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer, Jayne Hrdlicka

Jayne Hrdlicka was appointed Jetstar Group CEO in July 2012.

Jayne joined the Qantas Group in August 2010, taking the role of Group Executive, Strategy and Technology. In this position she was responsible for the overall development of Group strategy, including Qantas International and the business transformation initiatives underway across the Group.

Before joining Qantas, Jayne was a senior partner with management consulting firm Bain & Company where she led the Asia region customer strategy practice for eight years. She is a recognised global expert on the topic of customer-led growth and loyalty. She held numerous leadership positions at Bain, including as a founding member of the company’s Global Women’s Leadership Council.

Jayne is a director of Woolworths Limited and was a member of the Sydney Medical School Deans Advisory Board.

Jetstar Australia & NZ Chief Executive Officer, David Hall

David was appointed CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand in August 2010.

Prior to this, as a Qantas Group Executive, David was responsible for the Qantas Group’s technology platform and service delivery.

Previously, in addition to the technology portfolio, David was head of Group Strategy responsible for Qantas’ overall strategic direction; the Group’s transformation program (QFuture) and had responsibility for the coordination of activities between the Office of the CEO, group executives and business portfolios.

David has been with Qantas Group for seven years after initially joining as Jetstar Airways’ Chief Financial Officer.

David has enjoyed an extensive finance career in public practice, banking and mining.  

David has held senior finance positions in Rio Tinto (Melbourne and London), National Australia Bank, ANZ Banking Group Limited and WMC Resources Limited.

Jetstar Japan Chief Executive Officer, Miyuki Suzuki

Miyuki Suzuki is a Japanese national with close to 30 years’ experience across the Asia Pacific region. Through a succession of senior leadership roles, Ms Suzuki joins Jetstar Japan after five years at the Japanese telecommunications and IT services company KVH Co Ltd, a Fidelity Investments company, where she was President and CEO before becoming Vice Chairman and Representative Director of the company. Prior to this, Ms Suzuki served as the CEO of Lexis Nexis for Asia Pacific, an Executive Vice President of Consumer Business at Japan Telecom and Managing Director for Reuters South East Asia.

Focusing mainly on the Asia Pacific region, Ms Suzuki has worked in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Ms Suzuki brings a detailed understanding of the Japanese and global business environments, as well as a wealth of experience delivering strong results in challenging markets. Core to success in previous roles has been delivering better products and experiences for customers (including simplifying access to data and third-party payment systems) and creating efficiencies through innovation – both within established businesses and in start-ups.

Fluent in Japanese and English, Ms Suzuki has an Honours Degree in History from Oxford University and a certificate in financial markets from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer, Barathan Pasupathi

Barathan (Bara) Pasupathi began as Jetstar Asia’s Chief Executive Officer in July 2012.

Mr Pasupathi has more than 16 years’ experience in senior roles across the aviation and energy sectors and was a founding executive of Jetstar Asia, serving as its Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2007. His key achievements include helping to establish the airline through its merger with Valuair, fleet procurement and fuel hedging. Jetstar Asia has since become the largest and most profitable low fares airline in Singapore.

Having held several leadership positions in Singapore, Europe and the Middle East, Mr Pasupathi has extensive exposure in oil market risk management, aircraft finance and leasing, and supply chain management.

Mr Pasupathi expanded his aviation and finance experience as Chief Financial Officer for Middle East-based Jazeera Airways, during which time the airline successfully listed on the Kuwati Stock Exchange. He also played a key role in the establishment of Sahaab Aircraft leasing in Kuwait and oversaw the Asia Pacific Treasury Function for the NASDAQ-listed ModusLink in Singapore, which specialises in global supply chain management.

Prior to being appointed CEO of Jetstar Asia, Mr Pasupathi was the Managing Director of Mabanaft Singapore Pte Ltd, a leading independent German oil trading group based in Singapore. Mr Pasupathi is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a Masters in Business Administration. Bara is a Commissioned Officer of the Singapore Armed Forces. His community work includes Treasurer for the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Singapore Nature Society, and Vice Chairman of Camp Rainbow.

Jetstar Pacific Chief Executive Officer, Le Hong Ha

Mr Le Hong Ha was appointed Jetstar Pacific CEO in March 2012.

A Vietnam national, Mr Le has almost 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Starting his aviation career in 1993, Mr Le joined Vietnam Airlines as an executive in the Passenger Marketing Department. Later he became the Director of Middle Regional Office, where he oversaw the airline’s operations in the Asia Pacific region.

In 2008 he was appointed Deputy Director of Vietnam Airlines and in the same year became Chairman of ABACUS, Asia Pacific’s leading provider of travel solutions and services.

Mr Le holds double Bachelors in Law and Tourist Management, as well as a Master of Business from the University of South Columbia. He obtained a High Grade of Politics Certificate in 2009.

Jetstar Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer, Edward Lau

Edward Lau is the Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Hong Kong*, the newest member of the Jetstar Group.

In this capacity, Edward is shaping the future direction of the airline, leading and growing the team as well as the airline to a fleet of 18 by 2015.

As a veteran in management with over three decades of experience, he brings to Jetstar Hong Kong extensive experience from transport, logistics, freight and aviation sectors.

Prior to joining Jetstar Hong Kong, Edward spent 10 years at TNT where he held a number of senior positions, most recently Managing Director Hong Kong. 

In this role, Edward was responsible for managing TNT’s Express Hong Kong business and North Asia hub as well as expanding cross border operations. 

Edward has also held senior roles with the Hay Group, Rosenbluth International and was also a part of the team that established Federal Express in Hong Kong.

Edward was born in Hong Kong. He holds a Diploma in Business Communications from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Postgraduate Award in Management and Business Studies from University of Warwick, UK.

* Jetstar Hong Kong will launch in 2013, subject to regulatory approval. 




img Jayne Hrdlicka
Jetstar Group
Chief Executive Officer


Jetstar Australia & NZ CEO, David Hall
David Hall
Jetstar Australia & NZ
Chief Executive Officer



Miyuki Suzuki

Miyuki Suzuki
Jetstar Japan
Chief Executive Officer





Barathan Pasupathi

Barathan Pasupathi
Jetstar Asia CEO











Le Hong Ha

Le Hong Ha
Jetstar Pacific
Chief Executive Officer


Edward Lau

Edward Lau
Jetstar Hong Kong
Chief Executive Officer

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