The Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation has introduced Sebastian Mikosz will be a part of the organisation as senior vice chairman for member and exterior relations.
The appointment will take impact on June 1st.
Most just lately, Mikosz was group managing director and chief government of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), throughout which era he served on the IATA board of governors.
Previous to his time in Kenya, he was the chief government of LOT Polish Airways (2009-2011 and 2013-2015) and the chief government of Poland’s largest on-line journey company, the eSKY Group (2015-2017).
At IATA, Mikosz will lead international advocacy actions and aero-political coverage improvement, together with managing strategic relationships.
This consists of IATA’s 290 member airways in addition to governments, worldwide organisations and stakeholders in each the non-public and public sectors.
Mikosz will report back to chief government, Alexandre de Juniac, and be a part of the strategic management workforce.
“Sebastian brings with him a wealth of expertise in the private and non-private sectors that shall be important in advancing the worldwide aviation business’s advocacy agenda.
“At the moment of unprecedented disaster, the airline business wants a powerful voice.
“We should restore the arrogance of governments and travellers in order that aviation can re-start, lead an financial restoration, and join the world.
“Sebastian’s expertise in launching and turning-around firms shall be invaluable in serving to IATA meet the expectations of our members, governments and stakeholders,” mentioned de Juniac.
Mikosz replaces Paul Steele, who retired from IATA in October final 12 months.
Brian Pearce, chief economist with IATA has been dealing with the duties of this publish on an interim foundation since then.
Mikosz mentioned: “I can’t wait to get began at IATA.
“Aviation is in disaster and all business and authorities stakeholders have excessive expectations for IATA to play a important position in driving the restoration.
“From my expertise as an airline chief government and as a member of the IATA board of governors, I understand how necessary IATA is to the worldwide connectivity that we often take as a right.
“Immediately’s challenges couldn’t be higher.
“And, in becoming a member of IATA, I’m decided to contribute to the environment friendly restoration of the hyperlinks between individuals, nations and economies that solely aviation can present.”