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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, 10 airline geographical group representatives and four industry-specific group representatives. 

Current composition of the SITA Council: 31 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:

  1. The Nomination Committee recommends SITA Board Directors and SITA Council President and Deputy President for appointment by the Annual General Assembly.
  2. The Membership Committee addresses membership policy and rules, as well as member admissions and expulsions.

Current composition of the SITA Council

  • Jappe Blaauw, KLM - President
  • Brant Venice, United Parcel Service - Deputy President
  • Radin Asrul Adza, representing the Airport Group (Malaysia Airports)
  • Giorgio Callegari, Aeroflot
  • Kelly Cunningham, United Airlines
  • Abe Dev, Etihad Airways
  • Susan Doniz, Qantas Airways
  • Richard Forson, Cargolux Airlines International
  • Greg Gilchrist, representing the ICT Group (Sabre)
  • Siti Hafsah, Malaysia Airlines
  • Jassim Haji, representing the Middle East & North Africa Group 1 (Gulf Air)
  • Elizabeth Haun, British Airways / IAG
  • Ken He, representing the North Asia Pacific Group (Hainan Airlines)
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways
  • Omar Jefri, Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Roberto Jiménez, representing the Latin America & Caribbean Group (LATAM Airlines Group/TAM)
  • Laurent Jossart, representing the Southern Europe Group (Luxair)
  • Hazem Khalil, representing the Middle East & North Africa Group 2 (Egyptair)
  • Aleksey Kukanov, representing the CIS & Russia Group (Volga Dnepr)
  • Jean-Christophe Lalanne, Air France
  • Juan Pablo Munoz, LATAM Airlines Group
  • Kerry Peirse, Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Jim Phoenix, American Airlines
  • Roland Schuetz, Lufthansa
  • Uma Maheswari Sudhakar, Air India
  • Eash Sundaram, representing the North America Group (JetBlue Airways)
  • Laeke Tadesse, representing the Sub-Saharan Africa Group (Ethiopian Airlines)
  • Angie Tinsay, representing the South Asia and India Group (Philippine Airlines)
  • Arnaud van Rietschoten, Emirates
  • George Wang, Singapore Airlines
  • TBA, Jet Airways (India)
  • No representation for 2017/2018, Northern Europe Group

SITA Council committees

Nomination

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

Current composition

  • Brant Venice, United Parcel Service (Co-Chair)
  • Kelly Cunningham, United Airlines
  • Greg Gilchrist, representing the ICT Group (Sabre)
  • Jassim Haji, representing the Middle East & North Africa Group 1 (Gulf Air)
  • Elizabeth Haun, British Airways / IAG
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways
  • Laurent Jossart, representing the Southern Europe Group (Luxair)
  • Jean-Christophe Lalanne, Air France
  • Arnaud van Rietschoten, Emirates
  • Eash Sundaram, representing the North America Group (JetBlue Airways)

Membership

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

Current composition

  • Laurent Jossart, representing the Southern Europe Group (Luxair) - Chair
  • Radin Asrul Adza, representing the Airport Group (Malaysia Airports)
  • Giorgio Callegari, Aeroflot
  • Abe Dev, Etihad Airways
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways
  • Hazem Khalil, representing the Middle East and North Africa Group 2 (Egyptair)

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