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Ilkka Kivelä was appointed Head of Strategy and Growth Enablement for SITA in April 2022*.

Ilkka’s responsibilities include overseeing SITA’s growth strategy and the company’s continued evolution as a dynamic industry-leading brand in air transport and travel IT. His role also includes supporting SITA’s customer relationships teams, to further develop close working practices with customers globally. Prior to this, Ilkka was Vice President, Strategy and Innovation at SITA.

With 25 years of experience, Ilkka has worked across multiple travel, transportation, and retail companies in strategic roles or leading complex digital development programs. He has previously held executive positions for Accenture (15 years), Protiviti Middle East, Solid Information Technology, and Andersen Consulting.

Ilkka graduated from the University of Vaasa with a Master of Science in Economics (MS Economics), and has undertaken the management and leadership development program at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

He is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

*ad interim