“Air Serbia has named Etihad Airways executive Duncan Naysmith as interim CEO, following Dane Kondić’s decision to step down for personal reasons at the end of January.

On Dec. 25, Air Serbia announced that Naysmith would assume full management responsibility ‘effective immediately.’ There will be a handover period until Kondić leaves at the end of January 2018.

Naysmith is chief financial and business transformation officer at Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which holds a 49% equity stake in Air Serbia.

With over 12 years of senior airline management experience, Naysmith will take on the role of interim CEO until Kondić’s permanent successor is found.

Air Serbia chairman Siniša Mali credited Kondić for delivering ‘significant achievementsand milestones,’ including product and fleet upgrades, significant network expansion and improved financial performance.” (Air Transport World)