AF-KL’s De Juniac To Follow Tyler As IATA Director General

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Alexandre de Juniac

The Board of Governors for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unanimously recommended Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.

"The IATA Board of Governors is very pleased to recommend Alexandre de Juniac to lead IATA,” said Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico and Chairman of the IATA Board.

”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," Conesa added.

"I am honoured 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," said de Juniac.

"Alexandre will be a great leader for IATA,” said outgoing DG Tony Tyler. “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. I can’t think of a better person to lead the IATA team and I look forward to handing over the job in a few months’ time. 

Confirmation of De Juniac’s appointment will take place during the IATA AGM in Dublin, 1-3JUNE.

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