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11 June 2020   New Board Members Elected at Virtual Regional Assembly

During its first-ever virtual Regional Assembly, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific's members confirmed new Officers, Directors and Special Advisors to its Regional Board, effective immediately. The Regional Board governs the overall development strategy of ACI Asia-Pacific and comprises aviation business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.


The new Board Officers elected for a two-year period are 

  • H.E. Ali Salim AL MIDFA, Chairman, Sharjah Airport Authority, UAE (Second Vice President)  
  • Mr. SGK KISHORE, Executive Director, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., India (Second Vice President) 


Elected for a second term of two years as Board Officers are 

  • Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed AL HOSNI, CEO, Oman Airports Management Company, Oman (Secretary-Treasurer)  
  • Mr. Seow Hiang LEE, CEO, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore (President) 
  • Mr. Emmanuel MENANTEAU, Board MemberCambodia AirportsCambodia (First Vice President) 


 The new Board Directors elected for a three-year period are 

  • Mr. Kjeld BINGER, Permanent Sr. Advisor to The Board of Directors, Airport International Group, Jordan  
  • Mr. Gert-Jan DE GRAAFF, CEO, Brisbane Airport Corporation PTY Limited, Australia 
  • Mr. Faiz KHAN, CEO, Fiji Airports, Fiji 
  • Mr. Bon Hwan KOO, President and CEO, Incheon International Airport Corporation, Korea 
  • Mr. Fred LAM, CEO, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hong Kong  
  • Mr. QIN Yun, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shanghai Airport Authority, China  
  • Mr. Jean-Michel RATRON, CEOAeroport de Tahiti, French Polynesia  
  • Mr. Nitinai SIRISMATTHAKARN, President, Airports of Thailand Public Co. Ltd., Thailand  
  • Mr. Chang Wan SON, CEO, Korea Airports Corporation, Korea 
  • Mr. Yoshiyuki YAMAYA, Representative Director and CEO, Kansai Airports, Japan 


Appointed by the Regional Board, the new Special Advisors are 

  • Eng. Suleiman AL BASSAM, Executive Vice President, General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabia 
  • Mr. Videh Kumar JAIPURIAR, CEODelhi International Airport Ltd., India 
  • Mr. Xue Song LIU, ChairmanBeijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd., China 


The full list of board members is available here. 


We are delighted to welcome these high-calibre leaders to the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board. Now, more than ever, it’s important ACI Asia-Pacific has a broad representation to help navigate the airport industry through these difficult times,” said Mr. Seow Hiang Lee, President of ACI Asia-Pacific and CEO, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Singapore.  


The annual Regional Assembly evolved to a virtual event following the cancellation of the 15th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference & Exhibition as a result of the impact of the global pandemic on air travel. 


‘Our entire team is grateful for the direction from this esteemed group of leaders in this time of uncertainly as we set out the strategic plan for the coming years,” said Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific. 

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