Qatar Airways has named Jared Lee as its new Vice President of Sales for Southeast Asia, Southwest Pacific & Indian Subcontinent. He takes over Qatar Airways’ Australia and New Zealand portfolio from Thomas Scruby who is moving to Doha for the role of Vice President for Distribution.
An aviation veteran, Lee has close to three decades of airline experience. He joined Qatar Airways in 2006, and was instrumental in the commercial success of Qatar Airways’ operation in the Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, Australasia, South East Asia, South Asian Subcontinent), and African markets.
Lee pioneered Qatar Airways’ Australian operation in 2009, and has developed key relationships with travel trade and corporate partners. With ample experience in the Australian market and the ability to formulate robust sales and distribution strategies to generate revenue and brand awareness, Lee is a natural choice to lead the division.
Prior to joining Qatar Airways, he worked for Singapore Airlines where he assumed several senior management roles within the airline, across airport, commercial and cargo operations in a span of 13 years.
“The Australasia region has always been a key market for Qatar Airways, and we look forward to Mr Jared Lee’s contribution to our Australian and New Zealand operation,” said Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Eastern Regions.
“With his extensive airline experience, he will be a strong asset to our Australasian team as we continue to grow and bring people together around the globe.”
Outgoing Vice President, Thomas Scruby, will assume a new role within the airline, heading the Distribution team in Doha. Since joining Qatar Airways in 2020, Scruby has played an important role managing the Australasia and North Asia regions during the critical, global pandemic period.
“Thomas Scruby has lead the Australasian and North Asian regions through this trying, global pandemic period. I am confident that Mr. Scruby will apply the same enthusiasm and knowledge in his new role in Doha and I wish him every success,” Koleilat said.
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 14 destinations around the world.