Speaker Bio

Marie Owens Thomsen

IATA (International Air Transport Association)

Senior Vice President Sustainability and Chief Economist

Marie joined IATA in 2022 as Chief Economist. In January 2023 Marie added the responsibility for IATA’s Environment and Sustainability activities to her Chief Economist role, and joined the Management Committee as Senior Vice President.
Marie joined IATA from Lombard Odier where she was Head of Global Trends and Sustainability. Her 30-year professional life includes roles for both investment banks and private banks, including HSBC in London, Merrill Lynch in Paris, and Indosuez in Geneva. Outside of the financial sector Marie worked for IKEA, and she also founded and managed her own company in the equine industry.
Marie holds an MBA from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and a PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. She speaks Swedish, English, and French fluently.