SITA makes changes to its executive management team
SITA, recently made several changes to its executive management team responsible for SITA’s product portfolios. These appointments came at crucial juncture as the air transport industry began the difficult task of restarting operations after a lengthy shutdown due to the COVID-19 crisis.
David Lavorel, previously CEO of SITA for Aircraft, has been appointed to head SITA at Airports and Boarders — SITA’s airport and border solution portfolio. A key focus in 2020 will be to support SITA’s airline and airport customers to implement smart solutions to accommodate new passenger processes required to ensure the health and safety of travelers and employees. SITA is well placed to support the re-engineering of the passenger journey and to manage rapidly changing requirements at the border with the delivery of new solutions such as SITA’s cloud-based, open API platform, SITA Flex.
Lavorel replaced Matthys Serfontein, who retired from SITA after 13 years.
Sébastien Fabre, previously VP Airline and Airports Portfolio, replaced Lavorel to head SITA for Aircraft. As airlines globally began to resume flights, they will increasingly turn to SITA for Aircraft to deliver new operational efficiencies such as faster turnarounds while extracting the full benefit of modern connected aircraft.
Barbara Dalibard, CEO, SITA, said, “Ensuring strong leadership of our key business areas is especially important as we look to support the industry as it begins to return to the skies. After more than a decade proving themselves highly capable of driving innovation while ensuring continued customer satisfaction, Sébastien and David are perfectly placed to steer the business through the new challenges and deliver solutions that help support the industry’s recovery.”
The new appointments came into effect from June, 2020.