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IATA announces leadership changes

Posted 6 June 2016 · Add Comment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced changes to its leadership at its 72nd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group, is to become the chairman of the IATA Board of Governors effective immediately, succeeding Andres Conesa.
 
Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, will succeed Tony Tyler as director general and CEO, effective 1 September.
 
“I’m honoured to serve in this important role at such a critical time. Our top priority is getting governments’ agreement on a global market-based measure to manage aviation’s carbon emissions at the 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization later this year,” said Walsh.
 
“I thank my industry colleagues for their confidence in confirming me as IATA’s next Director General and CEO. Aviation is a vitally important industry—connecting economies, facilitating business, creating jobs and linking people. I have big shoes to fill as Tony Tyler has done an excellent job over the last five years,” said de Juniac.
 
“I am fully committed to my duties until September when I hand over to Alexandre the responsibility of supporting our members to be profitable businesses that are a force for good in our world,” said current director general and CEO, Tony Tyler. 
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