Iran president Hassan Rouhani has appointed Touraj Zanganeh as CEO of Iran Air, according to Iran media reports. He succeeds Farzaneh Sharafbafi, the national airline’s first female CEO. Sharafbafi became Iran Air CEO in July 2017. The reason for the replacement was not given.
According to the Associated Press, Zanganeh, an Airbus pilot, was previously CEO of Meraj Air, an Iranian government airline.
Zanganeh was also an Iranian Air Force commander and was in charge of flights for high-ranking officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Associated Press reported.
Iran Air, which was established in 1940, transports an average of 1 million passengers on international routes and 3 million on domestic flights per year.