A graduate of Duke University with a degree in History and an MBA in Transportation Finance, Strategy and Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, Pieper is perfectly equipped to lead Oneworld into its next chapter. His experience and strategic vision is expected to propel the alliance to new horizons, focusing on strengthening cooperation among the 15 member airlines and maintaining vigorous competition against other major international airline alliances.
Pieper's welcome has been warm and full of positive expectations. Robert Isom, CEO of American Airlines and chairman of the Oneworld board, expressed his enthusiasm for the new leadership: "We are delighted to welcome Nat Pieper as CEO of Oneworld. With his vast experience, we are confident that he will lead the alliance into an era of continued innovation and collaboration."
For his part, Pieper shared his excitement for this new challenge: "I have admired the influence and benefits Oneworld brings to its members and customers. I am excited to join this family and work with some of the best airlines in the world."
Oneworld, which currently includes such renowned airlines as American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Qatar Airways, among others, is at a crucial point in its development. With Pieper's leadership, the alliance seeks not only to celebrate its 25th anniversary, but also to define the future of global air travel, promoting connectivity and international cooperation in an industry that continues to face unprecedented challenges.
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Today, the Oneworld alliance is made up of 15 airlines:
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