SITA appoints David Lavorel as CEO

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Air transport IT specialist SITA has appointed David Lavorel as CEO.

Over the past 20 years at SITA, Lavorel has served in a range of senior roles, most recently as CEO of SITA At Airports and Borders and previously as CEO of SITA For Aircraft. As senior vice president of corporate development and head of the CEO office, Lavorel’s responsibilities included executing the company’s growth and development plans. Lavorel replaces former CEO Barbara Dalibard who has left SITA after five years at the helm.

Dr Omar Jefri, board chair at SITA, said, “The air transport industry has been through an incredibly turbulent period. As we look to recovery, the digitalization of the industry is a key focus. David’s experience and knowledge of both the industry and SITA will be instrumental in cementing SITA’s position as a trusted partner, working with our shareholders to shape the future direction of the organization.”

Adib Charif, SITA’s council president, said, “David brings a deep conviction and commitment to delivering SITA’s vision as a vital industry partner. The SITA council looks forward to working closely with him.”

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