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Marco Sansavini new CEO and Chairman of Iberia

From April 2024 together with other two changes

International Airlines Group (IAG) announced yesterday changes to its senior management team effective from the beginning of April 2024, during its Full Year results and the analysts’ presentation in London. 

Marco Sansavini has been appointed CEO and Chairman of Iberia, moving from his current role as CEO of Vueling.

Fernando Candela, who was appointed as interim CEO of Iberia in May 2023, will step down as CEO of Iberia. He will continue as CEO of Level.

Carolina Martinoli will become the CEO and Chair of Vueling, moving from her current role as IAG Chief People, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer

Sansavini joined IAG in 2012 as Commercial Director of Iberia.

He was part of the team that, led by Luis Gallego, designed and carried out the successful transformation of the company. In 2020 he was appointed CEO of Vueling. During his time at the helm of this company, Vueling managed to emerge from the pandemic stronger, thanks to a transformation process that places it among the most successful low-cost carriers in Europe.

His career in the aviation industry began in 1995, when he joined KLM in various management positions and participated in its merger with Air France. In 2004 he joined the Air France KLM group as Vice President Global Business and continued in the group and its participated airline Alitalia in various positions.

Carolina Martinoli joined IAG in 2011. She was part of the team that, led by the same Gallego, carried out the successful transformation of Iberia, leading the launch of the new brand and product as Customer Director, an area that she created in the Iberia Management Committee.

In 2017 she moved from Madrid to London to take on the position of Chief Brand and Customer Officer at British Airways, where she led a team of thirteen thousand people, including cabin crew.

In April 2021 she joined the parent company, as a member of IAG's Management Committee led by Gallego and Head of People, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of British Airways, between 2021 and 2023, and of Iberia from 2021 to the present.

IAG is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 582 aircraft, directly connecting Europe to 250+ destinations in 91 countries and carrying 115+ million passengers per year. Its leading carriers in Spain, the UK and Ireland include Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL.

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