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David Lavorel named CEO of SITAONAIR

Posted 9 December 2015 · Add Comment

SITA has announced that David Lavorel, currently SITA's senior vice president for corporate development and CEO Office, has been appointed chief executive officer of SITAONAIR effective January 1, 2016.

Lavorel succeeds Ian Dawkins who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. 

Francesco Violante, CEO of SITA, said: "During his five year tenure leading OnAir, which became SITAONAIR in January of this year, Ian has grown the Company and positioned it as a leading provider of nose-to-tail connected aircraft solutions.  I would like to thank Ian for his hard work and dedication and wish him the best in the next phase of his career.” 

David Lavorel joined SITA in 2000 holding pivotal roles as Head of the France Telecom Partnership management and as Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions before being appointed as senior vice president for corporate development and CEO office in 2012.  In this role, David has been instrumental in driving the development and execution of SITA’s growth ambitions through a number of strategic programs and acquisitions.  This includes his leading role in the development of SITA’s 2020 Vision and Strategy, the strategic evolution of OnAir as a fully owned subsidiary of the SITA Group three years ago and his leadership driving SITA’s connected aircraft strategy which led to the creation of SITAONAIR earlier this year.  He has deep knowledge of the OnAir business to which he has directly contributed in recent years as a board director of OnAir.   

Violante added: "Under David’s leadership, SITAONAIR will continue its strategic focus on growing revenues and helping airlines realise the full potential of the connected aircraft.  He is well positioned to lead the organisation in its next phase of growth and we wish him much success in this new role.”

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