Sat, 4 June 2016

Alexandre de Juniac to Succeed Tony Tyler as IATAs Director General and CEO

Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, is to succeed Tony Tyler as IATAs Director General and CEO, effective 1 September 2016.

De Juniac will be the seventh person to lead IATA as its Director General.

"I thank my industry colleagues for their confidence in confirming me as IATAs 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.

De Juniac, a French national, will join IATA from Air France-KLM where has served as Chairman and CEO since 2013. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013).

From 1995 to 2009 de Juniac held various leadership positions in Thales, the French aerospace, space, defense, and transport company previously known as Thomson-CSF and Thomson SA.

De Juniac has also held positions in the French government, including with the State Council (1988 to 1993), the Department of Budget (1993-1995); and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment (2009-2011).

"I want to extend my thanks to the membership, the Board of Governors and five exceptional chairmen. They have guided me and the IATA team with wise counsel and tremendous support over the last five years," said Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO. "Working together - IATA with its members - we have made our association stronger with closer partnerships across the industry. And with those partnerships we have made significant progress towards improving safety, modernizing distribution, promoting smarter regulation and managing our climate change impact. There is always, of course, more work to do. 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."

See also: Willie Walsh Becomes Chairman of IATA Board of Governors.

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