Sebastian Mikosz, former Kenya Airways chief executive will join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the industry body’s senior vice president for member and external relations, effective 1 June 2020.
He replaces Paul Steele, who retired from IATA in October 2019.
His mandate will be leading the organization’s global advocacy activities and aero-political policy development, along with managing the association’s strategic relationships.
“Sebastian brings with him a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors that will be critical in advancing the global aviation industry’s advocacy agenda,” Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO.
“Sebastian’s experience in launching and turning-around companies will be invaluable in helping IATA meet the expectations of our members, governments and stakeholders.”
Prior to serving as KQ chief executive, he was the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines (2009-2011 and 2013-2015) and the CEO of Poland’s largest online travel agency, the eSKY Group (2015-2017).
“I am determined to contribute to the efficient restoration of the links between people, nations and economies that only aviation can provide,” said Mikosz.