Mr. Thomas Windmuller

Served the global airline industry in a broad cross-section of positions over the past 23 years. Thomas is the former Senior Vice President of IATA’s Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security and Ground Handling, He was also SVP for IATA Member airlines and industry partners around the world. Thomas came to IATA after a career in the U.S Government’s diplomatic service during which he was responsible for U.S aviation relations with the European Union and for the U.S aviation security policy. He also served as the U.S Civil Air Attaché at the U.S Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany. Thomas is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master’s degree in Economics and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Fletcher University.
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