Conrad brings to IATA a unique perspective. He has broad and deep experience in both airlines and suppliers; and has lived and worked in many countries in Asia and around the world. I am confident that he will provide strong leadership to IATA™s activities as we serve our airline members and industry stakeholders in the dynamic and exciting Asia-Pacific region,â said Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, IATA.
I look forward to leading IATA in Asia Pacific as we embark on the second century of commercial aviation. The region offers tremendous opportunities. Many of the region™s governments are using aviation as a critical element of their economic strategies. Some, however, are struggling to provide the foundation for the industry™s success. In both cases IATA has an important role to play. I, personally, will place a key priority on further developing IATA™s partnerships across the region. These will enable IATAâ™s global standards and global perspective to deliver maximum value to the safe, sustainable and profitable development of aviation,â added Clifford.
I want to thank Maunu for his service and contributions to IATA and to our members in Asia Pacific over the last three years. I wish him a long and happy retirement,â said Tyler. Von Lueders will retire from IATA on March 14, 2014.