AF-KLM’s de Juniac to fill Tyler’s shoes at IATA
IATA's Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved the recommendation of Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring director general and CEO, Tony Tyler.
April 5, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision of its Board of Governors (BoG), unanimously approved at an IATA BoG meeting today, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring director general and CEO, Tony Tyler. With confirmation by the IATA Annual General Meeting to be held 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. Alexandre’s broad experience in aviation and government makes him the ideal candidate to take our association to even greater heights,” said Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico and chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.
“I am honored by the confidence of my industry colleagues and mindful of the heavy responsibilities that the director general and CEO bears,” said de Juniac. “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,” he said.