Ivan Chu, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, has been nominated by the Governing Board of oneworld®, the leading global airline alliance, to serve as its Chairman for the year ahead.
He succeeds Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, the parent of oneworld members British Airways and Iberia.
As oneworld Governing Board Chairman, Ivan Chu will act as “first among equals” of the CEOs of the alliance’s member airlines in oneworld governance.
Ivan Chu said: “oneworld is the world’s leading global airline alliance and I am very honoured to be asked to serve as Chairman of its Governing Board in the year ahead. I look forward to working with other board members to drive continuous developments of oneworld. We will never rest on our laurels. We will keep working to provide a seamless travel experience for the millions of customers who fly with oneworld every year.”
oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby said: “We thank Willie Walsh for his leadership ofoneworld as the alliance completed its biggest yet membership expansion and welcome Ivan Chu as his successor, as we move ahead on the next phase of our journey to establish oneworld firmly as the first choice alliance for frequent international travellers the world over.”