Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken over the role of director general and chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) from Tony Tyler.
De Juniac, who was chairman and CEO of Air France – KLM is succeeding Tyler who is retiring after five years in charge. He was confirmed as the seventh person to lead IATA at the association’s annual general meeting in June and took up duties following a handover period.
De Juniac says: “I am excited to be taking on this great responsibility. IATA plays a critical role in facilitating safe, efficient and sustainable global air transport. Tony Tyler has raised the bar through his achievements over the last five years.”
The new CEO, who held positions in the French government before his move into aviation, says he plans to use his experience to benefit IATA.
“I will call on all my experience to ensure that IATA meets the needs of our members and plays a leading role in responding to the challenges that the industry faces.”
“In particular, the accelerating pace of change in the world means that we must be able to move even more rapidly—as an industry and as an association.”