The CEO of Air France-KLM Group, Alexandre de Juniac, resigned from its position in the company and will head the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The change in the top management of the largest European airline company will happen on August 1, when he will start the new position in the association. Alexandre de Juniac informed the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM Group during a regular meeting and the company prepared a plan for the appointment. The name of his successor is not yet known, as the company has enough time to discuss the top management change. Under the management of Alexandre de Juniac, Air France-KLM strengthened its positions and improved the fundamental basis.
“Working in the Air France-KLM is for me a source of great pride”, said the CEO of Air France-KLM Group, Alexandre de Juniac. “I received an offer to head of IATA and I’m going to take this new challenge”, added he.
Alexandre de Juniac will replace the current IATA’s president Tony Tyler, but the new appointment must be approved by the general assembly, which will be held on June 1-3 in Dublin, Ireland. Tony Tyler headed IATA in July 1, 2011 and strengthened association positions, developing successful partnerships within the industry and governments, as well as increasing the diversity of business models for IATA members.
“I can not think of a better person, who could lead the IATA team. I look forward to the transfer of work to him during the next few month”, said Tony Tyler.