CEO - SITA
Francesco Violante has been CEO of SITA since 2006. Under his leadership, SITA has undergone a dramatic transformation with the merging of previously separate entities into a single company with over 4,500 staff in 200 countries, delivering complex IT solutions to the world's air transport industry. In addition, he is chairman of the Boards of the SITA subsidiaries OnAir and CHAMP Cargosystems.
A computer science graduate, he began his career at Digital where he advanced to become Vice President for the Telco Industry World-Wide and then Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Europe. He went on to become Chief Information Officer with Telecom Italia, responsible for all IT services and IT companies as well as serving as Chairman of the Board of Telesoft and Chairman of the Board of Finsiel. Prior to joining SITA, he was Regional Vice President for southern Europe with EDS.