Alexandre de Juniac to Succeed Tony Tyler as IATA DG and CEO

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IATA’s Board of Governors (BoG) has unanimously approved 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 June 1-3, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, de Juniac will take up duties as the head of the association after a short handover period.

Andrés Conesa, CEO, Aeromexico and Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors said, “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.”

De Juniac joins IATA from Air France-KLM where he has served as Chairman and CEO since 2013. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). Under de Juniac’s leadership Air France and the Air France-KLM Group has undergone a successful restructuring which has improved efficiency and strengthened performance.

From 1995 to 2009 de Juniac held various leadership positions in Thales (the French aerospace, Defense and Transport Company, previously known as Thomson-CSF). In his last position at Thales, de Juniac was responsible for the company’s operations and sales in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

De Juniac has also held positions in the French government. His career began with the Conseil d’Etat (State Council) from 1988 to 1993. Subsequently, he served in the Department of Budget as a technical advisor and was then Deputy Chief of Staff in the cabinet of Nicolas Sarkozy (1993-1995); and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment as Chief of Staff to then Minister Christine Lagarde (2009-2011)

de Juniac said, “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. 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.”