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The SITA Council plays a significant part in the overall governance of SITA.

As a member-representative body, the SITA Council has the role of representing and safeguarding the interests of SITA's membership with the right of final approval over specific, important matters relating to the high-level direction of SITA.

The SITA Council is also consulted on any other matter having a material impact on services provided to the SITA members.

Finally, and very importantly, the SITA Council is tasked with gathering community opinions and reporting back to the community on their actions.

SITA Council composition

The SITA Council is composed of up to 34 representatives, 20 from SITA's top 20 customers, up to 10 airline geographical group representatives and up to four industry-specific group representatives.

The SITA Council is chaired by the Council President, who is a representative of a SITA member organization.

The SITA Council has two standing committees:

The Nomination Committee recommends the SITA Council President and Deputy President for appointment by the Annual General Assembly.

The Membership Committee addresses membership policy and rules, as well as member admissions and expulsions.

SITA Council President

SITA Council President

Kerry Peirse

General Manager - IT Infrastructure and Operations and Security, Cathay Pacific Airways

Kerry brings over 25 years of international leadership experience across IT strategy, consulting, service delivery and account management, covering both the vendor and client landscape. She is comfortable interacting across all levels of organisations from working level teams to boards.

Her core skills include delivery of global IT services, financial management, governance, and extensive programme and project management experience.

Kerry’s focus is on developing collaborative teams to maximize outcomes, ensuring full transparency within and across teams and making the complex simple and understandable by all.

Current composition of the SITA Council

Kerry Peirse

Kerry Peirse

Coucil President, Cathay Pacific Airways
Adib Charif

Adib Charif

Council Deputy President, Representing Middle East & India Group (Middle East Airlines - Air Liban)
Fathi Atti

Fathi Atti

Qatar Airways
Mohammed Bamaga

Mohammed Bamaga

Saudi Arabian Airlines
Sam Charmand

Sam Charmand

Qantas Airways
Chris Clair

Chris Clair

American Airlines
Kelly Cunningham

Kelly Cunningham

United Airlines
Abe Dev

Abe Dev

Etihad Airways
Isabelle Droll

Isabelle Droll

Representing the, Northern Europe Group (TUIfly)
Sherine Fahmy

Sherine Fahmy

Representing the, Middle East & North Africa Group (Egyptair)
Dragan Gajovic

Dragan Gajovic

Representing the, Southern Europe Group (Air Serbia)
Edwin Garcia

Edwin Garcia

Representing the, South America & Caribbean Group (LATAM Airlines Brasil)
Lata Gupta

Lata Gupta

Air India
Kamal Hingorani

Kamal Hingorani

SpiceJet
Suhail Kamil Kadri

Suhail Kamil Kadri

Representing the, Airport Group (Hamad Intl Airport)
Jean-Christophe Lalanne

Jean-Christophe Lalanne

Air France
Chamindra Lenawa

Chamindra Lenawa

Representing the, Commonwealth of Independent States & Russia (Air Astana)
Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah

Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah

Malaysia Airlines
Claudia Meira

Claudia Meira

GOL Linhas Aéreas
Cobus McQuirk

Cobus McQuirk

South African Airways
Jennifer Paine

Jennifer Paine

Representing the, North & Central America Group (Southwest Airlines)
Ilia Perevalov

Ilia Perevalov

Aeroflot
Juliana Rios

Juliana Rios

LATAM Airlines Group
Sourav Sinha

Sourav Sinha

IndiGo
Laeke Tadesse

Laeke Tadesse

Representing the, Sub-Saharan Africa Group (Ethiopian Airlines)
Angie Tinsay

Angie Tinsay

Representing the, South Asia and Pacific Group (Philippine Airlines)
Eelco van Asch

Eelco van Asch

KLM
Brant Venice

Brant Venice

United Parcel Service
George Wang

George Wang

Singapore Airlines
Bardo Werum

Bardo Werum

Lufthansa

SITA Council committees

Membership

Addresses membership policy and rules, as well as member admissions and expulsions

Current composition
  • Adib Charif (Chair)  Representing the Middle East & India Group (Middle East Airlines - Air Liban)
  • Abe Dev                     Etihad Airways
  • Sherine Fahmy        Representing the Middle East & North Africa Group (Egyptair)
  • Bardo Werum           Lufthansa

Nomination

Recommends the SITA Council President and Deputy President for appointment by the Annual General Assembly

Current composition
  • Abe Dev (Chair)                             Etihad Airways
  • Brant Venice (Chair)                     United Parcel Service
  • Omar Jefri                                      Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Jean-Christophe Lalanne             Air France
  • Barbara Dalibard                           SITA CEO