(01 Apr 2021)
Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of
Director General of IATA, succeeding Alexandre de Juniac.
Walsh was confirmed as
IATA’s 8th Director General
by the 76th IATA Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2020. He
joins IATA after a 40-year career in the airline industry.
Walsh retired from International Airlines Group
(IAG) in September 2020 after serving as its CEO since its
inception in 2011. Prior to that he was CEO of British Airways
(2005-2011) and CEO of Aer Lingus (2001-2005).
He began his career in aviation at Aer Lingus in
1979 as a cadet pilot.
“I am passionate about our…