International Airlines Group (IAG) announced today that Javier Sánchez-Prieto, current president and CEO of Vueling, has been appointed President and CEO of Iberia replacing Luis Gallego, which will assume the management of the holding company in March. Marco Sansavini, current commercial director of Iberia, will assume the position of president and CEO of Vueling. Both will take possession of their new positions at the end of March when Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, retires to be replaced by Gallego.
Sánchez-Prieto has led Vueling for the past three years. Between 2013 and 2016 he was financial and strategy director at Iberia, where he played a fundamental role in the return to profitability of the company. Previously, he was financial director of Iberia Express since its creation in 2012 and previously worked for several years in various positions at the Uralita Group and at Air Nostrum.