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About SITA

The current SITA Board is composed of 13 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

  • Executive Vice President Corporate Management & Regulations, Saudi Arabian Airlines
    Omar has a wide breadth of experience in the worlds of both aviation and academia.   With nearly 40 years combined expertise,...
    More about Dr. Omar Jefri (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...
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  • 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
  • Head of Business Unit 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
  • Director, Information Technology, Cathay Pacific Airways
    Joe is a veteran of IT management, consulting and marketing. He has held a variety of management and Chief Information Officer...
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  • 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
  • Chief Information Officer, Lufthansa
    Roland brings over 20 years of management experience across the financial and IT service delivery sectors.  Joining the Lufthansa...
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  • 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
  • Executive Vice President, Innovation & Chief Information Officer, JetBlue Airways
    Eash has over 20 years of global technology and operations experience across the transportation, healthcare and biotechnology...
    More about Eash Sundaram
  • Chief Executive Officer, SITA
    Francesco Violante was named CEO of SITA in 2006.    Under his leadership, SITA has undergone a dramatic transformation with...
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  • Chief Information and Technology Officer, Etihad Aviation Group
    Robert is global information technology leader with deep experience driving technology-enabled business transformations across...
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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
  • Eash Sundaram

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)
  • Joe Locandro
  • Patrick Naef
  • Roland Schuetz
  • Hera Siu
  • Robert Webb
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