Information on all IAC events will be posted below as it becomes available. All luncheons are scheduled to begin at Noon.
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Enrique Beltranena has been our chief executive officer since March 2006. Previously he worked as Grupo TACA’s chief operating officer, human resources and institutional relations vice president, cargo vice president and commercial director for Mexico and Central America. He also held the position of general director of Aviateca in Guatemala. Mr. Beltranena started his career in the aerospace industry in 1988. During the 1990s he was responsible for the commercial merger of Aviateca, Sahsa, Nica, Lacsa and TACA Peru, which consolidated them into a single management entity called Grupo TACA. While at Grupo TACA, Mr. Beltranena also led efforts leading to the termination of all union agreements, the development of single operating codeshare and the negotiation of open skies bilateral agreements among each of the Central American countries and the United States. In 2001, Mr. Beltranena led Grupo TACA’s complete restructuring as its chief operating officer. Mr. Beltranena was named to the Entrepreneur of The Year Hall of Fame in Monaco after being nominated by Ernst & Young—Innovation in 2012. He was also named Entrepreneur of The Year in Mexico after being nominated by Ernst & Young—Mexico in 2011.
Registration will open at 11:30 AM. Lunch will be served at 12 noon . Space is limited. Advance registrations are strongly encouraged. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs (e.g.[ vegetarian meal)
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Alexandre de Juniac
Director General and CEO, IATA
Alexandre de Juniac became the seventh person to lead the International Air Transport Association (IATA) when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 September, 2016.
Mr. de Juniac has almost three decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. This includes senior positions in the airline and aerospace industries and the French government.
Mr. de Juniac served as Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM (2013-2016) and before that as Chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). He has also served on the IATA Board of Governors (2013-2016).
Mr. de Juniac has broad aviation sector experience, including 14 years at French aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation company Thales, and its predecessor companies Thompson-CSF and Thompson SA (1995-2009). In his last position at Thales, he was responsible for the company’s operations and sales in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Mr. de Juniac has also held positions in the French government. His career began with the Conseil d’Etat (State Council) from 1988 to 1993. Subsequently, he served in the Department of Budget (1993-1995); and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment as Chief of Staff to then Minister Christine Lagarde (2009-2011).
A French citizen, Mr. de Juniac is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris and Ecole Nationale de l’Administration.
Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Airways
Sebastian Mikosz is Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, a post he had held since June 2017. He also serves as a non-executive Board member of two Kenya Airways subsidiaries, the regional operator Jambojet and the Tanzanian operator Precision Air. He sits on the IATA board of governors, Euro Bank board and is the 2nd Vice Chairman of the AFRAA African Airlines Association.
Mr. Mikosz began his career in 1997 at the Arthur Andersen office in Paris, where he specialized in investments in the emerging markets. After returning to his native Poland in 2000, he worked on establishing the first independent online brokerage house in Poland. A year later he became the Managing Director of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland (CCIFP).
Between July 2003 and September 2006, he was Vice-President of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ).
From 2007 to 2009 he held the position of Director at Deloitte Business Consulting’s Warsaw Office.
Between 2009 and 2015, Mr. Mikosz served as CEO at LOT Polish Airlines for two terms and as a senior advisor to Societe General Corporate Investment Bank.
In 2016, he was appointed CEO at Polish online travel agent eSKY Group.
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