New DG named at IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that outgoing Air France-KLM CEO and chairman, Alexandre de Juniac, will succeed retiring director general and CEO Tony Tyler and should be confirmed at the trade group’s annual general meeting in June in Ireland.
"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,” de Juniac said.
“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 added.
De Juniac joins IATA from Air France-KLM where he has served as chairman and CEO since 2013. From 1995 to 2009 de Juniac held various positions in Thales and in his last position at Thales, he was responsible for the company’s operations and sales in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
De Juniac’s career at the airline were highlighted by profit warnings and labour troubles with France’s notorious unions that included a 14-day strike in 2014 by Air France pilots.