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IATA board nominates Air France CEO to succeed Tony Tyler as DG

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors (BoG) yesterday recommended Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors (BoG) yesterday recommended Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler. 
The board unanimously made the recommendation at an IATA BoG meeting held on Tuesday, according to a statement from the board. 
IATA is a trade association of the world’s airlines representing 117 countries including Nigeria.  
The DG-designate is expected to be confirmed at the IATA Annual General Meeting to be held on 1-3 June 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. 
De Juniac will take up duties as the head of the association after a short handover period.  
“The IATA Board of Governors is very pleased to recommend Alexandre de Juniac to lead IATA. Under Tony Tyler’s leadership IATA has grown stronger. This has been achieved by building partnerships across the industry and with governments, and by increasing the diversity of business models within IATA’s membership that has grown to 264 airlines,” the association said. 
De Juniac’s broad experience in aviation and government makes him the ideal candidate to take our association to even greater heights,” said CEO of Aeromexico and Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors, Andrés Conesa.
Responding, De Juniac said, “I am honored by the confidence of my industry colleagues and mindful of the heavy responsibilities that the Director General and CEO bears. Tony Tyler has done a great job at the helm of IATA and I am excited to succeed him.
“IATA has a critical role to play in supporting the success of the aviation industry-leading advocacy, safeguarding the industry’s money, building the standards that underpin global connectivity and partnering with stakeholders and governments to drive important changes. I look forward to leading IATA as it supports safe, efficient and sustainable global connectivity.”
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). Under de Juniac’s leadership Air France and the Air France-KLM Group have undergone a successful restructuring which has improved efficiency and strengthened performance.

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