First female CEO for Iran Air

A Monitor Report 01 Aug, 2017  |    -      +
TEHRAN : Farzaneh Shrafbafi will become the first female CEO of the Iranian flag carrier.

This was disclosed by outgoing Iran Air Chairman and MD Farhad Parvaresh .

"Mrs. Shrafbafi is the first lady who will guide Iran Air. She is now head of the company and the assignment as CEO will be done in a month after formalities," he said.

Shrafbafi holds a PhD in aerospace engineering and previously served on Iran Air's board of directors.

According to the Associated Press, Iran President Hassan Rouhani, who was re-elected earlier this year, has appointed women to a number of management posts, breaking with tradition in the Islamic republic.

Parvaresh, who resigned this week, said he is leaving Iran Air to accept a new position at ICAO. "I will take the responsibility as “Permanent Repre-sentative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the ICAO” in Montreal," he said.

Iran Air, which was established in 1940, transports one million passengers on international routes and 3 million on domestic flights per year.

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