Clifford to lead IATA in Asia-Pacific

Clifford to lead IATA in Asia-Pacific

The International Air Transport Association has appointed Conrad Clifford as regional vice president for Asia Pacific.

Clifford joins IATA on February 1st 2014 and will be based in its Asia Pacific Regional Office in Singapore.

He succeeds Maunu von Lueders, who is retiring from IATA.

Clifford’s career in aviation spans over 30 years.

Most recently he served as acting managing director of Antrak Air Ghana (2012 to 2013), and was formerly chief executive of Monarch Travel Group (2010 to 2012) and of Virgin Nigeria (2005 to 2009).

His career has also included work for Cathay Pacific Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Menzies Aviation Group and Emirates.

“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,” said Tony Tyler, IATA director general.