AF-KLM CEO, de Juniac to succeed Tyler as IATA head

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) board of governors has recommended Alexandre de Juniac succeed Tony Tyler as the association’s director general and chief executive officer (CEO).

The board unanimously approved recommending de Juniac, who is Air France-KLM chairman and CEO, to succeed Tyler running IATA when he retires in June. The decision will be confirmed at the IATA annual general meeting to be held in Dublin on 1-3 June 2016, with de Juniac taking up duties after a short handover period.

Commenting on the news, de Juniac says: “I am honoured 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.”

Tyler says: “Alexandre will be a great leader for IATA. He knows the business well and brings valuable experience from both government and industry. I am sure that he will keep IATA close to its members and fully focused on delivering the value that they expect from their association.”

IATA board of governors chairman, Andres Conesa, who is also Aeromexico CEO says: “Alexandre’s broad experience in aviation and government makes him the ideal candidate to take our association to even greater heights.”