Iran appoints 1st female CEO of national carrier in history

Iran has appointed its first female CEO to lead its national carrier Iran Air since the airline’s inception in 1944. Forty-four-year-old Farzaneh Sharafbani, who also holds a PhD in aerospace engineering, is the first woman to head Iran Air in over 70 years. She was appointed by President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, which has chosen women to lead several managerial posts.