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September 1, 2016
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New CEO at IATA, New Event Sales Manager at Andaz Wall Street




Here are two executive appointments in the meetings and events industry to keep on your radar today. 

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Alexandre de Juniac

Alexandre de Juniac Named IATA CEO

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has named Alexandre de Juniac its new director general and CEO, succeeding Tony Tyler, who had served as IATA DG and CEO since 2011 and recently announced his retirement. 

De Juniac was confirmed by the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting this past June. He has held leadership roles at airlines, aerospace companies and in government, including as chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM (2013-2016) and prior to that as chairman and CEO of Air France (2011-2013). He also spent 14 years at French aerospace, space, defense, security and transportation company Thales, and its predecessor companies Thompson-CSF and Thompson SA, as well as in the French government with the Conseil d’Etat (State Council), Department of Budget, and in the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment as Chief of Staff to then Minister Christine Lagarde.

Andaz Wall Street Hires Alina Lopez as Event Sales Manager

Meanwhile, in New York, the Andaz Wall Street has named Alina Lopez as its new event sales manager. 

Lopez has six years of event planning experience, most recently in the role of sales coordinator at the Westin Times Square. In her new position at Andaz Wall Street, Lopez will oversee the corporate and government markets as well as fundraisers.

Lopez has also held positions at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, and JW Marriott Marquis Miami

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