Andrew Crawley, currently British Airways chief commercial officer, is to become chief executive of IAG Cargo from January 2016.
He will report into IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and become a member of the group’s management committee.
Crawley will replace Steve Gunning who is leaving IAG Cargo in January to become British Airways’ chief financial officer, as announced in November.
Adam Daniels will become British Airways’ acting chief commercial officer.
He is currently the airline’s head of global revenue.
Lynne Embleton, British Airways director of strategy and managing director Gatwick, will replace Andrew Crawley on the British Airways board.