December 7, 2022

(ATLANTA) – During their Annual General Meeting (AGM) APEX (the Airline Passenger Experience Association) announced it’s 2022-2023 Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is elected by APEX members and comprised of volunteers from airline, alliance, airport, lessor, and supplier member companies. Members bring their unique insights and vast experiences to meet the needs of the association and industry.

“We are excited to welcome our newest Board members, who are each great additions to the APEX leadership team,” said Lauren Costello, APEX Executive Director. “These individuals represent a breadth of talent from across APEX’s membership and join a visionary Board from around the airline industry.”

Members who were elected to the 2022-2023 APEX Board include, President: Anton Vidgen; Vice President: Luc Bondar, United Airlines; Treasurer: Zina Neophytou, BBC Studios; Directors: David Kondo, Finnair; Jonas von Kruechten, AERQ; and Esdra Lamy, Warner Bros. Discovery.

These Board members join Secretary: Maura Chacko, Spafax; President Emeritus: Andres Castañeda, Aeroméxico; Directors: Perry Cantarutti, Delta Air Lines; and Alison Taylor, American Airlines.



  • President – Anton Vidgen
  • Vice President – Luc Bondar, United Airlines
  • Treasurer – Zina Neophytou, BBC Studios
  • Secretary – Maura Chacko, Spafax
  • President Emeritus – Andres Castañeda, Aeroméxico


  • Perry Cantarutti, Delta Air Lines
  • Esdra Lamy, Warner Bros. Discovery
  • Job Heimerikx, AirFi
  • David Kondo, Finnair
  • Alison Taylor, American Airlines
  • Jonas von Kruechten, AERQ


About the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)
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As a global non-profit and one of the world’s largest international airline associations, APEX advances passenger experience with the backing of nearly every major airline and valued supplier over the past 42 years.  In conjunction with both the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) and Future Travel Experience (FTE), APEX serves the full spectrum of the end-to-end travel experience.  APEX reinvests all of its resources to serving its members, strengthening the worldwide airline industry, advancing thought-leadership, fostering business opportunities via events, developing global initiatives, setting key airline standards, and highlighting well-deserved recognition across our industry.