IATA 2013: Korean Air chairman Yang Ho Cho reelected to IATA Board

4th Jun 2013
IATA 2013: Korean Air chairman Yang Ho Cho reelected to IATA Board

Korean Air chairman and chief executive Yang Ho Cho has been re-elected to the International Air Transport Association Board of Governors for a three-year term.

The ballots were cast at the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting currently being held in Cape Town, South Africa. 

This is Cho’s seventh election to the Board since 1996.

Having worked in the airline industry for more than 30 years since 1974, Cho was named chairman and chief executive of Korean Air in April 1999, and has served as president and chief executive since 1992.

In total, this year’s service will be Cho’s fourteenth year of membership on the Board of Governors. 

IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising about 94 per cent of international scheduled air traffic.

The Board of Governors acts as IATA’s government and members are chosen among the representatives of IATA Active Member Airlines.

Its members exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole in representing the interests of the Association.


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