June 09, 2016: Ethiopian airlines, the leading African carrier, reappointed Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three year-term at the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Dublin, Ireland.
Moreover, Tewolde has also been appointed to the IATA Strategy and Policy Committee. He has been serving to the Board of governors since 2013.
Tewolde GebreMariam also serves as a member on the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as an executive committee member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), a board member of the Airlink Advisory Council, a member of board of directors of Africa Travel Association (ATA), a member of board of directors of Ethio-Telecom, a board member of Ethiopian Railway Corporation, a board member of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO).
The IATA Board of Governors has 31 members, who are elected from the representatives’ of IATA active member airlines.
Its members exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole in representing the interests of the Association and the Board of Governors acts as the government of IATA, which represents around 260 airlines in over 117 countries, carrying 83 percent of the world’s air traffic.