Kevin John Steele has resigned as the chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines showing health grounds.
“The resignation will be effective from April 17,” Khan Mosharraf Hossain, general manager (public relations) of Biman, told The Daily Star.
Kevin John Steele, who was appointed the CEC and MD of Biman in March 2013 for a two-year term, suffered tuberculosis and a mild heart attack after coming to Bangladesh, the Biman official said.
Mosharraf said the CEC submitted his resignation in January as his family called him seriously to return home following the illness.
The Board of Directors of Biman has recently accepted his resignation with effect from April 17, the GM added.
For the first time in the history of Biman, Kevin John Steele joined the national carrier as a foreign national and that too for a handsome Tk 18.3 lakh monthly salary on March 18 last year.
The British national has also been provided with a flat in a posh area in Dhaka to stay, transport facilities and 12 free business-class tickets a year.