The Jay Doherty Podcast
Thursday, August 16 2018
RIP Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted and blues music earned her the title, “the Queen of Soul,” has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76.
CNN – “Local media reports suggest Smith could be named CEO following a meeting of the Air France-KLM () board on Thursday. The French state owns 14.3% of the airline group, and its economy minister publicly backed Smith earlier in the day.
Representatives for Air France-KLM declined to comment. Air France has not had a foreign CEO in its 85-year history.
The controversy follows the shock resignation of former CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac in May after unions staged strikes that cost the airline group more than €300 million ($342 million). Shares in the company have dropped by a third since January.”