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SITA CEO steps down from position

Posted 4 November 2015 · Add Comment

SITA has announced that CEO Francesco Violante will step down in the second half of 2016 after 13 years in the position.

Violante led SITA through big changes during his time as CEO, merging previously separate entities into one company that provides IT solutions to the air transport community.
 
Dr Omar Jefri, Chair of the SITA Board and Executive Vice President Corporate Management & Regulations at Saudi Arabian Airlines explained the “Over the past decade Francesco has positioned SITA as a leader in IT technology in the air transport industry and has successfully steered the organization during a time when technology is rapidly changing the way we travel.”
 
Violante aimed to strengthen SITA’s position in the air transport industry by promoting solutions to address community issues and specific customer needs.
 
During his time at SITA, Violante has helped the company work towards consolidated revenues of US$1.7 billion in 2014 and achieving year-on-year incremental growth.
 
A search for Violante’s successor is currently under way.  
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