Christian Heinzmann – who held the position of Tarom CEO since 2012 and was removed from office in March, following a decision of the board – has sued the company.
“Following his dismissal, Christian Heinzmann has filed a legal action. Consequently, justice will decide on this issue,” Tarom officials say.
Tiberiu Şiclea, who was removed from the board along with Heinzmann, has also sued the company, according to portal.just.
On March 22 the Tarom interim management was taken over by Gabriel Stoe, Tarom CFO during the past year (paid EUR 5,400 per month), since 2013 adviser to the Director General (Sorinel Ciobanu) with the Bucharest Airports National Company.
A meeting of the Tarom board of directors took place on Tuesday, which voted the criteria for choosing the new CEO, issues not released until now.
Although dismissed as CEO, Christian Heinzmann, it is still a member of the board and takes part to the meetings. He wants to be paid EUR 60,000 stipulated in a clause of the contract related to the revocation before the end of his mandate.
In 2015, Tarom had a turnover of about EUR 313 million and registered EUR 9.3 million losses (2.9 times lower than in 2014 and 3.1 times lower than in 2013).