Cathay Pacific CEO to Become IATA Chief

IATA announces decision for Tony Tyler to fill post after Bisignani retirement.

The International Air Transport Association has announced that its board of governors has selected Tony Tyler, CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, in a unanimous decision to fill the post of IATA director general and CEO following the retirement of Giovanni Bisignani next year. The board will recommend Tyler’s appointment to IATA’s AGM planned for 6-8 June 2011 in Cairo.

Tyler’s duties as the association’s head are scheduled to commence on 1 July. Tyler, 55, has been CEO of Hong-Kong-based Cathay Pacific since 2007. His resignation from the airline takes effect on 31 March. John Slosar, who is currently Cathay’s COO, will succeed Tyler. “Tony’s leadership of Cathay Pacific through challenging times prepares him well for the job,” said David Bronczek, IATA’s chairman of the board and CEO of FedEx Express.

“His knowledge of Asia will help IATA take advantage of opportunities in the industry’s largest market. And his global experience gives Tony the right perspective for our global association.” A graduate of Oxford University, Tyler joined John Swire and Sons in 1977 and moved to Cathay Pacific in 1978. He has worked for the airline in Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines, Canada, Japan, Italy and London. He will be the sixth IATA Director General and CEO since the association’s founding in 1945.

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