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Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam appointed to IATA Board of Governors again

Ethiopian Airlines CEO _ Tewolde GebreMariam
Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam. Photo credit : EAL

Ethiopian Airlines
June 5, 2019

Addis Ababa – Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that its Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been re-appointed to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 75th annual general meeting held in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The IATA Board of Governors comprises of 30 members who are elected from the world’s biggest carriers included in IATA and approved by the Assembly. The Board of Governors acts as the government of IATA and represents 290 airlines in over 120 countries, carrying 82% of the world’s air traffic. The governors are elegible to exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole in representing the interests of the association.

Mr. Tewolde, who is a titan of the industry, has received prominent awards from different organizations including “The African CEO of the Year”, “The Best African Business Leader”, “The Airline Strategy Award for Regional Leadership”, “Planet Africa professional Excellence Award”, “The African CEO’s Hall Of Fame”, and “Most Gender Focused CEO Award”.

The re-appointment of the Ethiopian Group CEO to the Board of Governors is in recognition of Ethiopian fastest and sustainable growth in general and his indispensable contribution to the development of African aviation industry in general.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has also served as a member on the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as an Executive Committee member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), A Board member of the Airlink Advisory Council, A member of Board of Directors of Africa Travel Association (ATA).

IATA was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Montreal. A union of the world’s leading carriers, IАТА coordinates and represents air transport industry interests in areas such as flight safety provision, flight performance, fare policies, maintenance, and aviation security, develops and publishes international standards, provides training and consultancy, among others.

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  1. This is great news for our African as a team representative to that effect. We hope for the best and he will manage the whole entire case for us as African at large. Congs.
    Enoch Machelikim

  2. ET Airlines has all my respect and confidence, in matters pertaining to movement of cargo and passengers by air. The company has dependable wealth of Aviation service industry, that is so far unbeatable in Africa.

  3. Mr. Tewolde is born for the aviation industry. And he is a person who executes his responsibilities with dedication, courage and honesty. He is young, creative and has many years ahead of him to be a role model for future generations in this reputable profesion
    I pray only that the Almighty give him abundant health and wisdom for the rest of his life.


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