Our senior executives bring decades of experience to meet the challenges of today's air transport industry, while their leadership and commitment to innovation remain integral to realizing SITA's vision.
Senior leadership team
Chief Executive Officer
Francesco Violante was named CEO of SITA in 2006. Under his leadership, SITA has undergone a dramatic transformation with...
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Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions Business Division
Rene Azoulai became Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions Business Division in 2010. Rene's main responsibility is...
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Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Michael Beck joined SITA as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in June 2015, leading the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance...
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Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales Operations
Arthur Calderwood has been a member of SITA’s leadership team since 2006, and has held his current position since 2012. ...
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Chief Executive Officer, SITA OnAir
Ian Dawkins is Chief Executive Officer of SITA OnAir, which helps airlines realize the full potential of the connected aircraft....
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President, Middle East, India & Africa
Hani El-Assaad was appointed President, Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA), in March 2012.
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President, Asia Pacific
Ilya Gutlin was appointed President, Asia Pacific, in March 2012.
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Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Head of CEO Office
David Lavorel became Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Head of CEO Office in March 2012.
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Chief Financial Officer
Colm O’Higgins became Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Previously, Colm served as Chief Financial Officer, SITA Information...
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Chief Technology Officer
Jim Peters was appointed to the Senior Leadership Team in March 2012 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), SITA. His responsibilities...
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Senior Vice President, Corporate and Technology Services
Ian Riddell assumed his current role of Senior Vice President, Corporate and Technology Services in early 2009.
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Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Astrid Warren became Senior Vice President, Human Resources in 2009.
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Senior Vice President, SITA Global Services
Rob Watkins was appointed Senior Vice President, SITA Global Services, the company’s global customer service organization,...
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