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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. 

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

  • Kerry Peirse, Cathay Pacific Airways - Interim President
  • Radin Asrul Adza, representing the Airport Group (Malaysia Airports)
  • Martin Bordt, Cargolux Airlines International
  • Adib Charif, representing the Middle East & India Group (Middle East Airlines - Air Liban)
  • Kelly Cunningham, United Airlines
  • Abe Dev, Etihad Airways
  • Susan Doniz, Qantas Airways
  • Paul Elich, KLM
  • Siti Hafsah, Malaysia Airlines
  • Elizabeth Haun, British Airways / IAG
  • Andrew He, representing the North Asia Group (Hainan Airlines)
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways
  • Omar Jefri, Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Roberto Jiménez, representing the Latin America & Caribbean Group (LATAM Airlines Group/TAM)
  • Dirk John, LATAM Airlines Group
  • Laurent Jossart, representing the Southern Europe Group (Luxair)
  • Aleksey Kukanov, representing the CIS & Russia Group (Volga Dnepr)
  • Jean-Christophe Lalanne, Air France
  • Juraj Liska, representing the Northern Europe Group (Czech Airlines)
  • Wayne Moss, Delta Air Lines
  • Juan Pablo Munoz, LATAM Airlines Group
  • Ilia Perevalov, Aeroflot
  • Jim Phoenix, American Airlines
  • 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 Pacific Group (Philippine Airlines)
  • Arnaud van Rietschoten, Emirates
  • Brant Venice, United Parcel Service
  • George Wang, Singapore Airlines
  • Bardo Werum, Lufthansa
  • TBA, Middle East & North Africa 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

  • Arnaud van Rietschoten, Emirates  (Co-Chair)
  • Brant Venice, United Parcel Service (Co-Chair)
  • Kelly Cunningham, United Airlines
  • Barbara Dalibard, SITA
  • Abe Dev, Etihad Airways
  • Elizabeth Haun, British Airways / IAG
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways
  • Omar Jefri, Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Jean-Christophe Lalanne, Air France

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)
  • Martin Bordt, Cargolux Airlines International
  • Abe Dev, Etihad Airways
  • Ashish Jain, Qatar Airways

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