SkyTeam names Walter Cho chairperson of alliance board

Dong Bo, Michael Wisbrun, Kristin Colvile (SkyTeam CEO) and Walter Cho

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance co-founded by Delta, has named Walter Cho, Chairman and CEO of Korean Air, as the new chairperson of its alliance board. The appointment was endorsed this week at a meeting of the SkyTeam Alliance Board, which is composed of the CEOs of the 19 member airlines and oversees SkyTeam’s global strategy.

​As a founding member, Korean Air​ has been instrumental in shaping SkyTeam over the last 20 years. Walter Cho will now play an active role, alongside the other members, as SkyTeam grows from an established network to a digitally connected, customer-centric alliance.

SkyTeam has also introduced an executive board to its governance structure. Earlier this month, Dong Bo, Chief Marketing Officer, China Eastern Airlines was appointed the chairperson of this board.

Effective from June 4, Walter Cho will replace the chairperson of the alliance board, Michael Wisbrun, who has held the position for more than three years.

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