10-year-old Alex Jacquot has a dream and he’s well underway on making it happen. Alex is the CEO of his very own airline which he has named Oceania Express. He has already appointed a CFO, a Head of IT, head of Maintenence, Head of On-Board Services, Head of Legal and a Vice-CEO. However, he felt like he needed some expert advice so he wrote a letter to QANTAS CEO, Alan Joyce urging him to take him seriously.
Young Alex made quite the impression on the QANTAS big boss as Mr Joyce replied back to Alex promising a meet up between “himself, the CEO of Australia’s oldest airline and you, the CEO of Australia’s youngest airline.”
“First, I should say that I’m not typically in the business of giving advice to my competitors,” Mr Joyce wrote. “But I’m going to make an exception on this occasion because I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all of its possibilities.”
“At this meeting, we can compare notes on what it’s like to run an airline,” Mr Joyce wrote. “And I’d like to offer you a tour of our operations centre, where we keep an eye on every Qantas flight, wherever they are in the world.”