MATS JANSSON DID NOT GET A LOT OF TIME to grow comfortable in his new position as president and CEO of SAS Group. Like his predecessor, Joergen Lindegaard, he was presented with a crisis shortly after he came aboard. For Lindegaard, who took over in the spring of 2001, it was the Maersk price-fixing scandal and then, a few months later, far worse. Jansson's baptism by fire came four months into the job when Danish and Swedish cabin attendants walked out, costing the company an estimated ...

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