WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ethiopian Airlines announced that its CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, has been elected to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors.
IATA is a trade association for the world’s airlines. Its 240 airline members comprise 84 percent of the world’s total air traffic and its Board of Governors consists of top executives from 31 airlines from around the world. Mr. Gebremariam will join Presidents, Chairmen, and CEOs of some of the world’s largest airlines, further placing Ethiopian Airlines at the forefront of the airline industry.
“I am delighted to join my distinguished colleagues on the IATA Board of Directors,” said Gebremariam. This appointment is recognition of not only Gebremariam, but also of Ethiopian Airlines. The airline has more than 7,000 staff members, one of the industry’s most up-to-date fleets, and service to 72 international destinations.