Air France (AF) has appointed Alexandre de Juniac as chairman and CEO, effective immediately. Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chairman and CEO of AF KLM Group, has resigned from his position as chairman and CEO of AF, which he held temporarily from Oct. 17 (ATW Daily News, Oct. 18).

Juniac, previously chief of staff to the former French finance minister Christine Lagarde until her recent appointment to run the International Monetary Fund, replaces AF chairman and CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, who stepped down in October.

Photo: Air France chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. Courtesy, AF