Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo is to chair the governing board of the oneworld alliance for the coming two years.
He takes over the chairmanship of former Cathay Pacific CEO Ivan Chu, who has since moved to another role and been succeeded by Rupert Hogg.
Vauramo will chair oneworld board meetings, oversee alliance governance and work closely with oneworld CEO Rob Gurney and the central alliance team.
He has been Finnair CEO since 2013. He previously served with Finnish cargo and load handling company Cargotec and with Sandvik, the Swedish mining and construction company, in various senior management positions.