Sebastian Mikosz joins IATA

Sebastian Mikosz joins IATA on June 1. (IATA)

IATA has announced that Sebastian Mikosz has been appointed as the association’s senior vice president for member and external relations, with effect from June 1, 2020.
Most recently, Mr Mikosz was group managing director and CEO of Kenya Airways (2017-2019), during which time he served on the IATA Board of Governors. Prior to that he was the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines (2009-2011 and 2013-2015) and the CEO of Poland’s largest online travel agency, the eSKY Group (2015-2017).
At IATA, he will lead the organisation’s global advocacy activities and aero-political policy development, along with managing the association’s strategic relationships. This includes IATA’s 290 member airlines as well as governments, international organizations and stakeholders in both the private and public sectors. He will report to the director general and CEO and join the association’s strategic leadership team. He replaces Paul Steele, who retired from IATA in October 2019. Brian Pearce, IATA’s chief economist has been handling the duties of this post on an ad interim basis since then.