EYECATCHERS: Young Boss for Aer Lingus

The day of whiz-kid promotions in the corporate world is fading, but it is not quite over. Next month, David Kennedy assumes office as chief executive of Ireland's national airline, Aer Lingus-Irish at the age of 35. Kennedy, a former Irish chess champion with a dry wit, has made it to the top of the $100 million-a-year line in twelve years. One of these was spent in the U.S., from which Aer Lingus gets much of its traffic, and the others in Ireland, mostly devoted to computerizing the line's operations. He succeeds...

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