Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad
Managing Director/CEO, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, has been the Managing Director/CEO of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad since 2003. Malaysia Airports is a public listed company and operates KL International Airport and 38 other airports in Malaysia.
Tan Sri Bashir began his career with Malaysia Airlines, the National carrier of Malaysia. He held various senior positions in Malaysia Airlines during the 29 years of service... Read More
Commerce Department Director, Vilnius International Airport
Simonas Bartkus has been head of the Vilnius Airport Commercial team for three and a half years.
During this time, he focussed his efforts on attracting new airlines and increasing the number of routes at Vilnius Airport (with 7 new airlines and 16 new routes from 2010 to 2012) resulting in an average 20% passenger increase year over year... Read More
Dr. Monique Bruinsma-Schouten
Head of Aviation Pricing and Economic Regulation, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Dr. Monique Bruinsma-Schouten RC has served since 2009 as the Head of Aviation Pricing and Economic Regulation at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where she is responsible for economic regulation and aviation pricing policy.
Prior to that, she was Finance Manager for the commercial activities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol... Read More
Executive Director, PPP Center
Cosette V. Canilao is the Executive Director of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center. Prior to joining the PPP Center, she was a Director of Standard Bank where she established and headed its distressed debt servicing business in the Philippines, and as President and CEO of the bank’s various SPV companies. She is also a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers where she headed the Crisis Management Practice and Financial Services (FS) Industry consulting. She started her career... Read More
Managing Director, Queensland Airports Limited
Governing Board Member, ACI World
Secretary-Treasurer, ACI Asia-Pacific
Dennis Chant is the Managing Director of Queensland Airports Limited, the owner-operator of Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach Airports in Australia, ground handling company Aviation Ground Handling and MRO company, Aviex.
Dennis has had 40 years experience in the aviation, maritime and tourism industries in Australia and internationally. In his thirteen years at Gold Coast Airport... Read More
Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific
Patti Chau was appointed Regional Director of Airports Council International (ACI), Asia-Pacific on 1 November 2011. She has been with the association since 2004.
Based in Hong Kong, Patti is responsible for developing and leading the ACI Asia-Pacific region’s efforts to enhance member services and grow membership while maintaining the mission of promoting the interests of 93 airport members... Read More
Dr. Rafael Echevarne
Director of Economics and Program Develpoment, ACI World
Rafael Echevarne is Director of Economics and Program Development at ACI World Headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Previously he occupied positions in companies in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, including: Ferrovial, Copenhagen Airports, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Infratil and Airways Corporation of New Zealand. He has been actively involved in air transport economic regulation... Read More
Managing Partner, Exambela Consulting
David Feldman, Managing Partner of Exambela Consulting, has over 20 years of experience in consulting to private and public sector air transport clients, primarily in the global airport sector.
Representative clients include airports, airlines, third party suppliers along with investors and financial institutions on assignments relating to management strategy, marketing, organisation, and executive leadership development... Read More
Director General, ACI World
Angela Gittens began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in 2008. She was formerly CEO for two of the largest US airport systems, Miami and Atlanta, and deputy at another, San Francisco International Airport. In other previous roles, Gittens served as Vice-President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where she led the firm’s practice in airport business and strategic planning. And as Vice President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw... Read More
Dr. Isabel Gonçalves
Head of Economic Regulation, ANA, Portuguese Airports
Dr. Isabel Gonçalves has served since 2006 as the Head of Economic Regulation at ANA, Portuguese Airports, where she is responsible for defining and implementing the regulated tariff structure in accordance with ANA’s corporate strategy.
Prior to that, she was an Economic and Finance Manager at the Planning and Strategic Directorate, where she was responsible for formulating medium-term business plans... Read More
Senior Vice President Commercial, Flughafen Zürich AG
Patrick Graf, Senior Vice President Commercial at Flughafen Zürich AG since 1st May 2006, is responsible for the strategic planning, development and marketing of the non aviation business segments at Zurich Airport.
He has a long time international experience. Before joining Zurich Airport, he was a member of the Executive Management with the Nuance Group Ltd. as Head of Buying... Read More
Senior Director, Economics Affairs and Research, ACI-NA
In her role as Senior Director, Economic Affairs and Research, Liying Gu directs the association's economic affairs and research programs. Her many responsibilities include preparing ACI-NA economic position papers, representing ACI-NA on economic issues at industry and government meetings, overseeing the ACI-NA Finance, Commercial Management, Air Cargo and Risk Management Committees, and directing the ACI-NA research programs which supports legislative... Read More
Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Katsuya Hihara is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), the University of Tokyo. He holds his Ph.D. (Business Administration) from the University of Tsukuba, Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and Bachelor in Law from the University of Tokyo.
His main research areas are transport economics, environmental economics, regional economics, contract theory... Read More
Executive Chairman, CAPA-Centre for Aviation
Peter Harbison is Executive Chairman of CAPA-Centre for Aviation (formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation), which is today the world’s largest publisher of B2B commercial aviation information and analysis.
Peter established CAPA in 1990. It now produces the leading range of executive analysis, numerous newsletters, data and information reports, covering the global airport... Read More
Deputy Manager of Aviation for Finance and Administration and CFO,
Denver International Airport
Patrick Heck is the Deputy Manager of Aviation for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Denver International Airport. In this role, Mr. Heck has responsibility for all financial activities, including long-term strategic business planning, accounting, internal audit, and strategic sourcing. Previously, Mr. Heck was the Deputy Manager for Revenue Development and Strategic Advisor for the airport... Read More
Director General, ACI EUROPE
Olivier Jankovec became the Director General of the European Region of Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE) in September 2006.
He first joined ACI EUROPE in March 2006 as Director of Strategy and Communications. Olivier has over 18 years of governmental and lobbying experience, having worked for Alitalia (2002-2006), Air France (2000-2002) and the Air Transport... Read More
Chief Financial Officer of Airports Business, GMR Group
Mr. Sidharath Kapur is the Chief Financial Officer of Airports Business of the GMR Group since May 2009. The GMR group operates 2 airports viz Delhi and Hyderabad Airports and has significant shareholder interest in the Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airport.
Mr Sidharath Kapur is a rank holder Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary... Read More
Director, Asia of the Vancouver Airport Authority
Mrs. Dora Kay is Director, Asia of the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR). Dora joined YVR in 2009 with a main focus on identifying and developing the Asia market. This is a key strategic objective of YVR, and directly supports the Authority’s Gateway initiatives.
Dora has many years’ experience in the aviation industry, having worked in various senior management positions at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)... Read More
Catherine (Kate) Lang
Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports
Catherine (Kate) M. Lang has served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports since August 2003 after serving as the Director of FAA's Office of Airport Planning and Programming for almost 4 years and the Deputy Director for 2 years.
The mission of the Airports organization is to provide leadership in planning and developing a safe and efficient national airport system. The office has responsibility... Read More
Vice President, Pricing and Commercial Startegy, Changi Airport Group
Jeffrey joined Changi Airport Group in 2009 and currently leads the team primarily responsible for the pricing of aeronautical and non-aeronautical charges and the development of Commercial Strategy at Changi Airport. His team undertakes consultations and negotiations with the airlines whenever there are revisions in aeronautical charges at Changi. His team also carries out market research and analytics on passenger travel and shopping behaviour to identify trends and opportunities... Read More
Vice President, ICF SH&E
Simon Morris is Vice President of the ICF SH&E Airport Practice based in London UK. He has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry and his expertise primarily lies in business planning. He has been involved in many airport transactions advising buyers, sellers and Government.
Prior to joining ICF SH&E Simon has held senior management positions in the banking, airport, telecoms... Read More
Dr. Sotiris A. Pagdadis
Global Airport Sector Leader, PwC
Dr. Sotiris Pagdadis is the Global Airports Sector Leader for PwC. He has over 25 years of experience consulting with top executives in public and private sector infrastructure management around the globe. Sotiris has helped clients manage the complexities associated with capital development and capital improvements, public-private partnerships, and project financing. His expertise includes: capital project planning, infrastructure assessment, capital project financing, value analysis... Read More
Dr. Yiannis N. Paraschis
Chief Executive Officer, Athens International Airport S.A.
Dr. Yiannis N. Paraschis is the Chief Executive Officer of the “Athens International Airport S.A.” (AIA) since 2007. He joined AIA shortly after its establishment in 1996. Prior to the Airport Company he worked ten years in international management consulting.
Dr. Paraschis is the Chairman of the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board... Read More
Vice-President, Airport and Aviation Development
Neil Raynor is an Aeronautical Engineer and Business Strategist who has gained significant executive management experience in the airport, aviation, aerospace manufacturing and airplane maintenance sectors.
He now specializes in a number of organizational areas including Strategic Planning; Privatization and Due Diligence Studies; and Communications and Public Policy Initiatives.... Read More
Dr. Charles Schlumberger
Lead Air Transport Specialist, World Bank
Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger, a Swiss national, is the Lead Air Transport Specialist of the World Bank in Washington DC. In this function he is responsible for the Bank’s policy and development priorities in the field of air transportation.
He supervises or participates directly in several air transport projects globally, which range from air transport infrastructure financing, air carrier restructuring... Read More
Former Regulation Director, BAA and Director, Oxera
Mike joined Oxera as non-executive director in January 2007. An expert in regulatory best practice, aviation, energy and capacity planning, Mike specialises in large capital expenditure programmes, and has an in-depth understanding of the relationship between regulated utility companies and their regulators.
He was formerly Group Director, Planning and Regulatory Affairs, BAA and member of the BAA plc board... Read More
Dr. Waleed Youssef
Chief Strategy Officer, TAV Airports
Dr. Waleed Youssef joined TAV Airports as Chief Strategy Officer in 2008, and now serves as Director for the GCC Region.
He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley's Department of Civil Engineering, and subsequently earned his Maters degree in transportation economics and Ph.D. degree in air transport finance from UC Berkeley... Read More
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