Regional Vice President, the Americas
Peter Cerdá is the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas. Globally, IATA represents some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic, supporting many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
Based in Miami, Mr. Cerdá oversees 35 countries with 49 member airlines across North and South America, and the Caribbean, driving IATA’s global standards and international perspective to deliver maximum value to the safe, sustainable and profitable development of aviation across the region.
He represents IATA in main media outlets and liaises with Government authorities, safety regulators, airports, and industry stakeholders to create a common approach to utilize aviation as an engine of economic growth and social development, which drives nearly USD$1,011 billion in GDP and generates 14.5 million jobs in the Americas Region.
He is a member of the IATA’s Strategic Leadership Team, which sets the strategic direction for IATA and oversees Cargo Network Services (CNS) and the International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN).
Mr. Cerdá possesses a wealth of industry experience acquired over 30 years in aviation. He has worked in various functions for IATA and started his aviation career with Iberia prior to joining IATA in 1996. Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Cerdá was born in Spain and received his Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Aviation Management from Embry Riddle University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University in the United States.