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British Airways chairman and CEO Alex Cruz replaced

Christian Fernsby |
London, United Kingdom - International Airlines Group (IAG) announced that Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and chief executive, is to step down as chief executive and remain the airline's nonexecutive chairman.

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Alex Cruz became British Airways chairman and chief executive in April 2016.

Mr. Cruz was previously chief executive of Vueling from 2009 when it merged with Clickair, an airline Alex founded in 2006.

Mr. Cruz began his career at American Airlines where he worked for 10 years before undertaking various management consultancy roles in the airline and travel industry.

Sean Doyle, Aer Lingus chairman and chief executive, will become the new chief executive of British Airways and take over as chairman after a transition period.

Mr. Doyle joined British Airways in 1998 undertaking various financial, strategy, commercial and alliance roles for the airline culminating in his appointment to the airline's executive management committee in 2016 as director of network, fleet and alliances.

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