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IATA announce appontment of new Director General

A new line-up at the top of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced at Annual General Meeting.

The nomination of Willie Walsh, former CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG) to succeed de Juniac as IATA's 8th Director General from 1 January 2021, has been approved.

In addition, Robin Hayes, CEO of JetBlue was declared new Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG), immediately succeeding Lufthansa CEO, Carsten Spohr (2019-2020), until the 78th Annual General Meeting in 2022.

Hayes will serve an extended term as Chair covering two AGMs due the disruption to governance cycles necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis. He will then be succeeded by SAS Group CEO, Rickard Gustafson, CEO of SAS Group, who will hold the position as Chair until the 79th AGM in 2023.



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