(February 25, 2022)
SITA has appointed David Lavorel as Chief Executive Officer.

David succeeds former CEO Barbara Dalibard who left SITA after five years at the helm.

David Lavorelle

Over the past 20 years at SITA, David has held various leadership positions, most recently as CEO of SITA at Airports and Borders.

He also worked as CEO of SITA for Aircraft, where he pursued a strategy to extract the full potential of the connected aircraft for SITA’s customer airlines.

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Head of the CEO’s Office, David’s responsibilities included executing the company’s growth and development plans.

Dr. Omar Jefri, Chairman of the Board of SITA, said: “The airline industry has gone through an incredibly turbulent time. As we look to recovery, digitization of the industry is a key objective. David’s experience and knowledge of the industry and SITA will be instrumental in cementing SITA’s position as a trusted partner, working with our shareholders to shape the future direction of the organization.


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