SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, has made several changes to its executive management team responsible for SITA’s product portfolios. These appointments come at a crucial juncture as the air transport industry begins 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 BORDERS, SITA’s airport and border solution portfolio. A key focus in 2020 will be to support its airline and airport customers to implement smart solutions to accommodate new passenger processes required to ensure the health and safety of travellers and employees.
It 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. David will replace Matthys Serfontein, who will be retiring from SITA after 13 years.
Sébastien Fabre, previously vice president of airline and airports portfolio, will replace David to head SITA FOR AIRCRAFT. As airlines globally begin 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 of 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.”