Finnair CEO to head oneworld alliance

Pekka Vauramo to be chairman of governing board
The chief executive of Finnair, Pekka Vauramo, has been nominated by the governing board of the oneworld global airline alliance to serve as its chairman for the next two years.
He took up the role at the alliance’s mid-year board meeting, held on Sunday in Cancun, Mexico, where airline industry leaders from around the world have gathered for the IATA annual meeting opening today.
Vauramo succeeds Ivan Chu, who has moved on from his role as chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways to become chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, after leading the alliance for two years.
His successor as Cathay Pacific chief executive, Rupert Hogg, has taken his position on the oneworld governing board.
As the alliance’s governing board chairman, Pekka Vauramo, who joined Finnair as CEO in 2013, will chair board meetings, oversee alliance governance and work closely with oneworld CEO Rob Gurney and the central alliance team.
“I am honoured to be invited to serve as chairman of the oneworld Governing Board,” he said in a statement. “As oneworld approaches its twentieth anniversary, an even stronger focus will be placed on adding value for our global customer base, which will benefit all of our member airlines.”
TTG Nordic