Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member, airBaltic
Tero Taskila is the Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member of airBaltic. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in commercial and strategic management gained from various roles in Asia, South America, Africa, Europe and Middle-East.
In his current position, he is responsible for strategic and commercial aspects of airBaltic, one of the fastest growing airlines in the European Union.
Before joining airBaltic, Tero was instrumental in developing and executing Gulf Air's commercial turnaround program and a sustainable growth strategy. His leadership as Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer helped the airline to identify unit cost savings of 8%, yield improvement of 12% and break all time revenue records with downsized and restructured network. Prior the assignment in Gulf Air, he had worked in commercial, strategic and operational issues around the globe. Tero worked in several roles for Qatar Airways, Lufthansa Group, Mexicana, Royal Brunei Airlines and Finnair, to name just a few. He has also worked for airports in strategic and commercial issues. His academic qualifications serve as a solid foundation for his work experience. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering at London University. He also holds an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (Air Transport Management) from the same university as well as business degree from University of Northern Colorado, USA.
Tero is a frequent speaker in conferences, seminars and universities on strategic and commercial issues. He is a regular Lecturer at London City University (in London and Dubai) about Strategy development, Low Cost airlines and optimal business models for airlines. Tero’s lectures are regular also at Bad Honnef Fachhochschule (Private University for Masters degree in Hospitality and Air Transport Management) about Airline Planning – strategy development and implementation, Revenue Management and capacity Optimisation). He is also a respected analyst for media on aviation related matters in the Nordic countries.