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About SITA

The SITA Board is composed of 11 Board Directors, including the SITA CEO


Board Directors are nominated by the SITA Council for appointment by the General Assembly of Members.

The term of office for Board Directors, except the SITA CEO, is three years, with one-third of the Board seats being available for re-election each year. 

The role of the SITA Board has been modelled on best practice for both cooperative and commercial organizations. The SITA Board supervises the activities of the SITA Group so as to ensure its effective operations.

The SITA Board has two standing Committees: the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee, which report into the SITA Board.

SITA Board Directors

  • Senior Advisor, Strategic IT Partnerships, United Airline
    With more than 40 years of professional leadership experience in government, global services, IT and  airline, Bill has lead...
    More about Bill Miller (Chair)
  • Head of Technology Services, Virgin Atlantic Airways
    Matthew has 20+ years of experience understanding information technology in a mission critical environment and the role that...
    More about Matthew Billings (Vice-Chair)
  • Director of IT, John Lewis
    With extensive leadership experience in retail, airline, IT and government, Paul has lead IT-enabled strategic change, combining...
    More about Paul Coby
  • Executive Vice President Cargo Handling, Luxair
    Laurent Jossart has extensive experience in the aviation sector as well as strong financial background and expertise gained...
    More about Laurent Jossart
  • Consultant in Strategy, Technology and Innovation, mmtec
    Myriam brings over 17 years of executive line management and CEO experience across many different sectors such as aviation,...
    More about Dr. Myriam Meyer
  • Divisional Senior Vice President – Information Technology, Emirates Group
    With over 20 years experience in senior management positions across the industries of information technology, manufacturing,...
    More about Patrick Naef
  • Managing Director for Greater China Region, Pearson China
    Hera is a new-generation, technology industry leader, with over 20 years experience spanning business software and mobile...
    More about Hera Siu
  • Chief Information Officer, Qatar Airways
    With 31 years of professional experience, of which 23 are in the airline / airport domain, Srini has gained intricate knowledge...
    More about A.T. Srinivasan
  • Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company
    Lianne’s 25 years of experience in the air transport industry encompasses commercial aviation, fleet management, and freight....
    More about Lianne Stein
  • Chief Executive Officer, SITA
    Francesco Violante was named CEO of SITA in 2006.    Under his leadership, SITA has undergone a dramatic transformation with...
    More about Francesco Violante

Additional Board member (profile coming soon):

  • Dr. Omar Jefri - Executive Vice President Shared Services, Saudi Arabian Airlines

SITA Board committees

Audit & Risk Management

Advises the SITA Board on matters relating to financial policy and control, as well as risk management of SITA. 


  • Laurent Jossart (Chair)
  • Matthew Billings
  • A.T. Srinivasan
  • Lianne Stein

SITA Internal Audit and Risk Management reports directly to this Committee and is headed by Philip D'Hondt


Advises the SITA Board on matters relating to SITA-wide remuneration policies


  • Paul Coby (Chair)
  • Myriam Meyer
  • Patrick Naef
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