Air China appoints Song Zhiyong as new Chairman of the Company

– CHINA, Beijing –  Air China Ld (LON: AIRC) today announced the election of Song Zhiyong as the Chairman, effective on 29 December 2020.

Mr Song Zhiyong ceased to serve as the vice-Chairman and President of the Company from the same date.

About Song Zhiyong

Mr. Song Zhiyong is a senior pilot and graduated from the First Flying Academy of China Air Force with a bachelor’s degree in aviation. He started his career in China’s civil aviation industry in 1987 and was previously a pilot, Assistant Manager, Chief Pilot, and Deputy General Manager of the Third Fleet, Deputy General Manager of the General Fleet and the General Manager of the Training Department of Air China International Corporation. He served as the General Manager and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the General Fleet of the Company from November 2002 to June 2008. Mr Song held the post of Assistant to President of the Company from September 2004 to October 2006. He was the Vice President, a member and a standing member of the Communist Party Committee of the Company from October 2006 to December 2010. Mr Song served as the Deputy General Manager of China National Aviation Holding Corporation Limited from December 2010 to April 2014. He has been a member of the Communist Party Group of CNAHC since December 2010. From January 2014 to December 2020, he served as President and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the Company to handle the comprehensive work of the Company. Mr Song has served as a non-executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited since March 2014. He has also served as an executive Director of the Company since May 2014 and the Secretary of the Communist Party Group of CNAHC from February 2016 to December 2016. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Company from June 2016 to December 2020, the Vice-Chairman, General Manager and Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party Group of CNAHC from December 2016 to December 2020. He has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of Cathay Pacific since December 2020 and has been serving as the Chairman and Secretary of the Communist Party Group of CNAHC, and the Chairman and Secretary of the Communist Party Committee of the Company since December 2020.

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