A commemorative photograph of the CEO and 30 IATA members attending IATA meeting held in Dublin, Ireland

Korean Air Chairman & CEO Mr. Yang Ho Cho has been re-elected to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors and the Strategy and Policy Committee for a three-year term each at the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Dublin, Ireland.

This is Mr. Cho’s eighth election to the Board of governors since 1996 and second consecutive election to the Strategy and Policy Committee since 2014. As a member of the Board of Governors and the Strategy and Policy Committee, Chairman Cho will play a major role in setting up long term plans and managing various kind of projects for IATA.

The Board of Governors acts as IATA's government and 31 members are chosen among 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. Among the Board of Governors members, 11 key members are elected as the Strategy and Policy Committee member, a committee which establishes the major strategies and policies of IATA.

Having worked in the airline industry for more than 40 years since 1974, Mr. Cho was named Chairman and CEO of Korean Air in April 1999, and has served as President and CEO since 1992.

Established in 1945, IATA is the biggest trade association for the world’s airlines representing 264 airlines in 117 countries and supports many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.