The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to be held 1-3 June 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, de Juniac will take up duties as the head of the association.
Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico and Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors conveyed his thanks to Tony Tyler for his achievements in IATA. He also remarked that with Alexandre’s broad experience in aviation and government, the association would move to even greater heights.
Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO appraised Alexandre would be a great leader for IATA. He was certain that Alexandre would keep IATA close to its members and fully focused on delivering the value that they expected from their association.
Alexandre de Juniac expressed it was his honour in accepting the appointment of Director General and CEO, and to be the successor of Tony Tyler. He stated that IATA has a critical role to play not only in supporting the success of the aviation industry, but also in partnering with stakeholders and governments to drive important changes that he looked forward to leading the association.
De Juniac joins IATA from Air France-KLM where he has served as Chairman and CEO since 2013. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). De Juniac has also held important positions in the French government. His services included: budgetary technical advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff (1988-1995), and Chief of Staff (2009-2011).
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