A Monitor Report
01 Aug, 2017  |
: 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.