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Walter Cho Appointed as Chairman of SkyTeam Alliance Board

June 5, 2019 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, has been confirmed as SkyTeam Alliance Board Chairman.

 (From left) Mr. Dong Bo, Chief Marketing Officer of China Eastern Airlines, Mr. Michael Wisbrun, Former Chairman of SkyTeam Alliance Board, Ms. Kristin Colvile, CEO and Managing Director of SkyTeam, Mr. Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air pose together after the meeting of SkyTeam Alliance Board on June 1, at COEX Convention Center in Seoul.

The appointment was endorsed today at a meeting of the SkyTeam Alliance Board at COEX Convention Center in Samseong-dong, Seoul. SkyTeam holds its Alliance Board meeting, which is composed of the CEOs of the 19 member airlines, to oversee SkyTeam’s global strategy.

In the changing face of the global aviation industry, the need for proactive actions through strong leadership has grown stronger than ever. Against this backdrop, Walter Cho has been elected as Chairman, ahead of the 20th anniversary of SkyTeam’s foundation in 2020.

As a founding member, Korean Air has been instrumental in shaping SkyTeam over the last 20 years. Walter Cho, will now play an active role, alongside the other members, as SkyTeam grows from an established network to a digitally connected, customer-focused alliance.


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