More than 35 years of Aviation industry expertise gained in multiple roles / areas at British Airways and Heathrow Airport – operating in both IT & Technology and core business departments.
Since joining Heathrow, I have been involved in the first steps of passenger automation and improvements in security processing. Currently Head of Design and Innovation team whose purpose is to solve current issues and anticipate future challenges by finding creative solutions.
Currently working across many areas including Efficient Airport, Carbon & Sustainability and Future Aviation.
Mr. Stefano Baronci is the Director General of Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East, an association representing the interests of airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Appointed in December 2019, Mr. Baronci is responsible for driving and executing the strategic plan of the association and overseeing a team of professionals at the Regional Office based in Hong Kong.
Mr. Baronci has more than two decades of analytical and representational experience at national and international levels in the aviation sector, representing both airport and airline industries. He is very familiar with the ACI community, having previously served as the Director of Economics at ACI World in Montreal and Senior Policy Manager at ACI Europe in Brussels. He has also served as Secretary General of Assaeroporti, the Italian airport operators association, and Assistant Director and ATM Infrastructure Expert at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Mr. Baronci, a native of Italy, holds an Executive MBA from Warwick University in the United Kingdom and graduated with a Law degree from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He is married with two children.
Jihad Boueri is the Vice President Airports & Communication Sector – Middle East & Africa at SITA.
Jihad has a wealth of experience in Project Management, Solution Architecture, Master Systems Integration, and Bid Management across the majority of airports in the Middle East, India, and Africa. He was instrumental in the design and implementation of airport systems at the majority of newly built or upgraded airports in his region, including Abu-Dhabi, Muscat, Bahrain, Doha, Istanbul, Riyadh, Jeddah, Addis Ababa, Bombay, etc...
He holds an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications from St. Joseph University, Beirut, and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Scotland.
Currently, he is in his final year of a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme at Universite de Cote d'Azur in Nice, France. His research focuses on the implementation of complex ICT projects, with airports as the primary reference point.
Jihad has successfully completed the ACI-ICAO AMPAP programme, ACI Airport Operations course, and the ACI-Concordia University Aviation Management Institute's Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP).
James Cole is Mott MacDonald’s Global Head of Future Aviation, where he is focussed on identifying and forecasting future aviation trends and technology – sustainable aviation and environmentally managed growth, zero-carbon flight and advanced air mobility, aeropolitical and air transport policy development.
James represented Mott MacDonald on the UK’s FlyZero project, developing concept designs for hydrogen powered zero-carbon aircraft for the 2030s, where he was responsible for the commercial & market strategy and economic case.
Prior to joining Mott MacDonald in 2015, James was director at Airport Coordination Limited, responsible for slot allocation at some of the world’s busiest airports such as Heathrow and Dubai. His background is in airport management with the BAA Group and Heathrow, and as an aerospace engineer with Bombardier and DeHavilland.
Talal is leading the Strategic Risk Consulting (SRC) Practice within Marsh Advisory for India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA). SRC covers Enterprise Risk Management, Business Resilience and Cyber Risk Consulting.
Talal led several Risk & Resilience projects across IMEA to raise organisation’s resilience maturity through effectively anticipating, responding and adapting to incremental change and disruptive events. He Implemented preventive and corrective controls to minimise Business Interruption and Operational Disruptions across multiple industries and geographies. Talal articulated global / regional and industry risks into organization specific C-Suite discussions, leading to identification and management of top corporate risks.
Before joining Marsh, Talal worked as Head of Business Continuity / Corporate Resilience at Dubai Airports. He implemented Business Continuity & Crisis Management System in line with ISO 22301 and other local standards following the PDCA cycle. He also conducted Corporate Risk Reviews related to incident / crisis management and operational disruption. Conducted Business Impact Analysis / Operational Impact Analysis, identified key BC Strategies and implemented Business Continuity Plans.
Extensive experience in:
Risk & Resilience Governance
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Design and Implementation
Organizational / Operational Resilience
Disruption Management / Business Continuity Management
Emergency Response / Incident Management / Crisis Management
Cyber Security / Information Security
Supply Chain Risk & Resilience
Previous professional experience:
Head Airports Business Continuity & Corporate Resilience I Dubai Airports
Manager - Enterprise Risk Services I Deloitte & Touche M.E, Abu Dhabi
Senior Consultant I IT Risk & Assurance Services I Ernst & Young, Amman
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN, USA
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Massimiliano Fuksas of Lithuanian descent was born in Rome in 1944.
He graduated in Architecture from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1969.
Since the Eighties he has been one of the main protagonists of the contemporary architectural scene. From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the Planning Commissions in Berlin and Salzburg. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the “VII Mostra Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia”, Less Aesthetics, More Ethics.
From 2000 to 2015 he was author of the architecture column - founded by Bruno Zevi - in the Italian news magazine "L'Espresso" and from 2014 to 2015 he was, with his partner Doriana, the author of the Design column in the Italian newspaper "La Repubblica". He has been Visiting Professor at a number of Universities such as Columbia University in New York, the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. Long since he is dedicating special attention to the study of urban problems in large metropolitan areas.
Kirk Goodlet is Senior Director at InterVISTAS Consulting. Prior to joining InterVISTAS, Kirk worked in the aviation industry for 10 years. Kirk has extensive experience in strategic planning, border and security facilitation, airport accessibility and barrier-free travel, biometric technologies, and passenger experience. Since 2018, Kirk has served on the ACI-World Facilitation and Services Standing Committee (WFSSC) where he co-leads working groups that focus on universal access, accessibility, and the future of travel. Kirk is also a member of Accessibility Standards Canada (ASC) Wayfinding and Signage Technical Committee, which is developing a standard based on universal design principles to enhance wayfinding at all airports, rail stations, and ports in Canada.
In addition to his work in the aviation sector, Kirk helped establish the Office of Biometrics and Identity Management (OBIM) as part of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Kirk serves on the Board of Directors for Inclusion Winnipeg and is a champion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). He holds a masters and PhD from the University of Waterloo and is a designated International Airport Professional (IAP) by Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Joined New Tokyo International Airport Authority (predecessor to Narita International Airport Corporation) in April 1991, and originally involved in the operation and maintenance of Radio Navigation Facilities such as ILS, VOR and DME. Subsequently managed the operation and maintenance of LAN system at NRT.
In 2003, officially dispatched to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
as an Exchange Program Trainee for two years. Conducted studies of airport security systems and deployment of IT facilities at three major airports (JFK, LGA and EWR) servicing New York area.
Upon return to Japan, designed the Airport Operation Center, a vital function necessary for the access and integration of widespread operational data in real time at NRT.
Participated in Survey Team for Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Vietnam on behalf of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). As an authorized Specialist Advisor for JICA,
provided operational and maintenance assistance for the original Terminal building.
Managed the deployment of several IT systems at NRT such as upgraded Digital Signage System, installing 100+ new monitors, and introduced an innovative Speech Recognition Translation System for the convenience of Chinese and English passengers.
Redeveloped and continually upgraded the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) that had been operational since NRT opening in 1978. Supervised installation of new Flight Information Boards in Terminal Arrival and Departure lobbies.
Insu Jeon is a senior manager of ATC System Team in Incheon Airport where he has work as an ATM system engineer and managed ATM automation system installation and integration projects, from 2010. He has extended his experience in UAM/AAM from 2019, especially interested in AAM integration into the national airspace system and vertiport automation topics.
On UAM/AAM topics, he has participated in several UAM working groups in UAM Team Korea, a joint council of the government, enterprises, academies, and agencies. For the result of Vertiport working group activities, he participated in writing Guidance for K-UAM Vertiport Design and Operation. And he also wrote AAM Concept of Operations of Incheon Airport and share it with UAM Team Korea members as a preliminary study for R&D projects and a national UAM demonstration project, K-UAM Grand Challenge.
Currently, he has been participating in national R&D projects on UAM and K-UAM Grand Challenge #1 with Korean Air. And he is leading a working group on UAM Flight Operations in UAM Team Korea and participating ICAO AAM Study Group. Also, he is a vice-chairman of UAM Forum of Korea (standardization forum).
Olivier Jankovec became Director General of the European Region of the Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE) in September 2006. ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International (ACI), the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 55 countries. Our members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. Air transport supports 13.5 million jobs, generating 886 billion in European economic activity (4.4% of GDP). In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 our members committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting.
Olivier first joined ACI EUROPE in March 2006 as Director of Strategy & Communications. He has more than 25 years of governmental and lobbying experience, having worked for Alitalia (2002-2006), Air France (2000-2002) and the Air Transport Directorate of the European Commission (1994-2000).
Immediately prior to joining ACI EUROPE Olivier was the Director of Institutional Relations for Alitalia where he was in charge of governmental affairs at national, European and International levels. During this time, he was also Chair of the Association of European Airlines Policy Committee. In 2006 and 2007, he participated in the EU’s High-Level Group on the future of aviation regulation in Europe.
Kashif Khalid is Regional Director – Africa & Middle East for IATA’s Operations, Safety & Security division with a core focus on Airports, Passenger Experience, Cargo, Ground Operations, Security & Facilitation, providing leadership and advocacy with stakeholders to further IATA’s mission, projects, strategic partnerships, and industry standards.
Formerly he was Head of Assets & Acquisitions at Abu Dhabi Airports, leading the Global Airport development and M&A function for the UAE Government entity and its Sovereign Wealth Fund as well as the innovation, sustainability, and operations strategy for the UAE Airports portfolio.
He has advised global Airports, Governments and Airport Investors/Operators on both Greenfield and brownfield development projects, Operations Strategy, Commercial-Nonaeronautical revenue development, privatizations, public private partnerships in airports and associated infrastructure projects and concessions.
Earlier on in his professional career he has had the privilege of holding several senior executive positions in Aviation with Dubai Government, Abu Dhabi Government, Citi, and British Airways.
Kashif graduated Magna Cum Laude from New York Tech in International Business & Economics and holds an MS-IB as well from New York, USA. His professional credentials include an advanced degree in Airport Planning and Finance, IAP – International Airports Professional and the ACI - Airport Executive Leadership program (AELP). He is also a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)
Charu Kokate is a Senior Partner at Safdie Architects and the Director of the firm’s Singapore office. She leads the global design firm’s efforts in Asia and is an advocate for civic-minded design. Charu has spearheaded ground-breaking projects including Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Sky Habitat Residential Towers, and Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore.
Charu is integral to realizing and delivering complex projects which fully embody their original design intent. She connects, empowers and enables clients, contractors, and consultants—from project inception through completion.
An active mentor to emerging industry professionals, Charu has a special interest in helping women in design shape their professional growth. In addition to public talks and lectures, Charu is an active mentor of young professionals, and is often seen as a keynote speaker, and design judge both internationally, and in Singapore where she is based.
On behalf of Safdie Architects, she is a two-time recipient of Singapore’s President’s Design Award for the firm’s work on Marina Bay Sands (Design of the Year, 2011) and Jewel Changi Airport (Design of the Year, 2020).
Damian Kysely is Head of EMEA for Skyports Infrastructure. He leads Skyports’ vertiport infrastructure business in Europe and Middle East, focusing on business development, government affairs, project management and technology deployment. In his previous role at Skyports, he managed the design and development of the world’s first vertiport in Singapore in October 2019.
Prior to joining Skyports, Damian founded a UK government backed company developing analytics tools for drone infrastructure deployment in built environments and held previous roles in transport technology consulting and early stage venture capital.
Damian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Manchester.
Mr. LI Tin Chui, Simon joined the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of Hong Kong Government in 1983 and was appointed as Director - General of Civil Aviation in 2016 until his retirement in 2020.
During his career in CAD, Mr. LI also served as a board member of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and Aviation Security Company Limited (AVSECO) between 2014 and 2020.
Upon his retirement from CAD, Mr. LI served as Senior Advisor (Aviation) for the then Transport and Housing Bureau of the HKSAR Government until May 2021. From June of the same year, Mr. Li was appointed as President of the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy Limited (HKIAA).
With a wealth of industry experience, Mr. LI was named CEO of Hong Kong International Airport Services Holdings Limited (HKIASHL), Chairman and Director of the Board of Asia World-Expo Management Limited (AWEM), and CEO of Hong Kong International Airport Consultancy Limited (HKIAC) from April 2023.
Mr. LI holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, and a specialised master’s degree in Satellite-based Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) at Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), France. Mr. LI is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).
In 2020, Mr. LI was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in recognition of his meritorious and dedicated service to the Government and the Hong Kong community.
Clive McNabb has more than 20 years' aviation experience, working together with airlines and handling agents both in operational, IT and consultancy roles. He currently holds the position of Airport Digitalization Lead within the Smart Aviation team at NACO.
Previously, Clive worked for more than 7 years in an international business development role, with an OEM supplying passenger security and baggage handling solutions.
Clive is actively pursuing new interesting sustainable business models, evolving from the introduction of new fuels and aircraft to how data and digital solutions will inform and support aviation stakeholders as a result.
Following many experiences abroad, Emmanuel Menanteau joined VINCI Airports in 2011 as CEO of Cambodia Airports.
In 2016, he was appointed as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Kansai Airports and Representative Director. He became Asia Area Director in 2018, and Area Director for Northern and Eastern Europe and South-East Asia in July 2019. In 2021, he also became Director for United States.
A graduate from the School of International Relations and the Paris Institute of Economics and Commerce, Mr. Menanteau started his career at Sextant Avionique where he held a range of positions as Sales and Marketing Manager, then as Head of the company's office in India. In 2004, he joined France's Thales, a world leading company for Defence, Transports and Aerospace markets, as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, based in Singapore and then in China from 2010. In 2022, he became President of ACI Asia-Pacific as well as member of ACI World Governing Board.
In her current role as deputy director of international development, Joyce is leading Groupe ADP's efforts in unlocking potential growth opportunities with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, while ensuring the services portfolio growth and roll-out.
Amongst other services, Joyce focuses on deploying the group's expertise in Advanced Air Mobility, leveraging her own expertise in the field.
Joyce joined the Innovation Hub at Groupe ADP in 2019, to lead on the strategy and commercial development of the Advanced Air Mobility roadmap, through service commercialization and the animation of a public-private ecosystem of partners.
Prior to joining Groupe ADP, Joyce has consolidated an extensive experience in consulting in the fields of strategic and urban development projects, economic regeneration programs, smart mobility and urban Innovation in Africa and the Middle-East.
Joyce holds an executive Masters in Smart Cities Engineering and Management from Ecole des Ponts Paritech, Paris.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira has led Airports Council International (ACI) World as Director General since June 2020, applying his vast experience in commercial and technical aviation. He firmly believes that aviation has a crucial role to playin fostering social and economic growth worldwide and is committed to helping ACI members and business partners sustainably recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Luis Felipe’s career in aviation began with IATA, Geneva, after serving 12 years at Shell(Latin America and Europe), to lead fuel and airport campaigns, in collaboration with governments, oil companies, fuel service providers and airports for diverse world regions. His tenure at IATA lasted a decade before he joined the World Fuel Services as Vice President of Supply Development for Latin America and Caribbean. Prior to joining ACI World, Luis Felipe successfully led the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (2017-2020), where he led a complete restructuring of the organization. This enabled it to be more effective and efficient, attracting members and strategic partners to support industry development in the region.
He is a Chemical Engineer from Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, with a postgraduate degree in Finance, University of São Paulo, an MBA from Dom Cabral Foundation, São Paulo, and Post MBA from Kellogg University, Chicago.
Luis Felipe is a Board Member in Cirium and Advisor Board Member in Honeywell. He serves on the Board of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) and is particularly dedicated to the sustainability of the sector.
Stefan J. Rüter, born 1972, is SVP Group Controlling and Financial Planning at Fraport.
The German based Fraport Group is one of the leading players in the global airport business with an airport portfolio of 31 airports that spans four continents and offers a wide range of operational and management solutions. From 2017 till end of 2021, Stefan was Chief Financial Officer at Oman Airports Group. The group majorly owns and operates seven airports in the Sultanate. In addition to the airport businesses, Oman Airports owns and operates Oman Groundhandling as well as Transom SATS Cargo, a premiere cargo operation handler. Before joining Oman Airports, Stefan was already SVP Finance and Investor Relations at Fraport.
At the very beginning of his career Stefan completed a bank training and graduated as Master in International Finance and Law. After earning his degree, Stefan started in 1999 at Continental AG, a German blue chip automotive supplier, first in Corporate Finance and later in Investor Relations.
Seokhyun received his PhD degree in Computer Science, with a focus on Data Science.
Seokhyun is currently working in Incheon international airport corporation in Korea, as a Senior researcher, Big data engineers, metaverse and digital transformation strategists.
Seokhyun worked in Hana financial group in Korea, as a Deputy General Manager, Credit Scoring System engineers.
Seokhyun also worked in Korea Electronic Technology Institute in Korea, as a Researcher, IoT Platform engineers.
Research interest : Extended Reality, Digital Twin, Digital Transformation
David has spent almost 30 years in the aviation industry, following several years serving in the British Army.
David spent 13 years in the Rescue & Firefighting Service at Edinburgh and Glasgow airport prior to moving discipline into Airside Operations in 2006 and was appointed Head of Airside Operations at London Gatwick in 2008.
During his time at Gatwick, he managed major organizational change, such as the sale of Gatwick from BAA to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in December 2009.
David became Chief Operating Officer at Edinburgh Airport in June 2012 following the sale of the airport from BAA to GIP. He left Edinburgh Airport in August 2015 to set up his own business, providing consultancy services to the aviation sector, however, he moved back into Airport Operations in May 2016 when he joined Mumbai International Airport as Chief Operating Officer.
David was Group COO at Oman Airports from June 2017 to June 2022 and was accountable for the ORAT programme and preparedness for the future operation of New Muscat International Airport. He was also responsible for the strategic plan for operating all civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman.
David joined Dublin Airport Authority International (daa International) in June 2022 as Managing Partner – Aviation. He leads a team of subject matter experts, supporting daa International teams on various projects, across several global locations.
David is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, studied Tourism and Destination Leadership at Edinburgh Napier University and has represented ACI at many industry stakeholder working groups on matters relating to Airport Acquisitions, Airport Operations, Air Traffic Management, and the Licensing of Aerodromes.