De Juniac Recommended for Director General/CEO of IATA

Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of the Air France-KLM Group, has received a recommendation from the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to become the next director general and CEO of the organization. Alexandre de Juniac indicated he would accept the proposal, which is due to be discussed at the IATA general meeting 1-3 June 2016.
The Air France-KLM Group’s Board of Directors has prepared a plan to appoint a successor to de Juniac, given his imminent appointment. According to the Air France-KLM Board’s internal rules, the Air France-KLM Appointments and Governance Committee – with the help of an international recruitment consultancy – has initiated the process of identifying the best executive able to continue the Group’s consolidation and development.
Alexandre de Juniac will be the first person coming from a French airline to lead IATA. “I would like to thank all those at Air France-KLM who, for almost five years now, have been fully committed to achieving together our recovery and restoring the conditions for growth,” de Juniac says. “Working for Air France-KLM is a source of great pride. I will continue to fulfill my responsibilities until I hand over to my successor at the end of July, and I will continue to defend air transport and all airlines – including Air France-KLM – in my new role. On the strength of the skills of its teams, the prestige of its brands and of its European roots, Air France-KLM has all the qualities it needs to compete with the world’s leading airlines.” In a statement released by the company, members of the Air France-KLM Group’s Board of Directors extended a tribute to “the outstanding work of Alexandre de Juniac in achieving the Group’s economic and financial recovery, enhancing its range of services and winning back customers. The Air France-KLM Board is delighted that these accomplishments have been recognized in the confidence of the IATA Board of Governors’ recommendation for Alexandre de Juniac to lead their global association.”

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