IATA North Asian regional VP announces retirement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its regional VP in Asia, Baojian Zhana, has announced his retirement effective 14 December 2018, the company said.

Zhang joined IATA from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in 1994 and founded IATA´s operations in China. Under Zhang´s strong leadership, IATA membership in North Asia has grown to 36 airlines with China having the largest concentration of IATA member airlines of any country.

Until a permanent successor is named, Conrad Clifford, IATA´s RVP for Asia Pacific will also lead IATA´s efforts in North Asia.