Montreal, 3 December 2018 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today announced that Martin Eurnekian is the new Chair of the ACI World Governing Board.
Mr. Eurnekian is the CEO of Corporación América Airports and President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 and just ended his term as President of the ACI Latin America-Caribbean Region.
Mr. Eurnekian has been Vice-Chair of the ACI World Governing Board since 1 January 2018 and succeeds Bongani Maseko, former CEO and Executive Director, Airports Company South Africa Limited, who had served as Chair since that date.
“I would like to thank Bongani Maseko for his tremendous service to ACI and welcome Martin Eurnekian as ACI World’s new Chair,” said ACI World Director General Angela Gittens. “Martin is a prominent and successful figure in the industry and an active member of ACI Latin America-Caribbean for more than a decade and President since 2016 so brings enormous experience to his role as Chair.”
Mr. Eurnekian has more than 17 years’ experience in managing diverse businesses in seven different countries, primarily in Latin America as well as in Europe.
“I am honored to be named as Chair of the ACI World Governing Board,” Martin Eurnekian said. “It is a critical time for the aviation industry, and especially airports, as we come together to meet the growing global demand for air services and deliver the social and economic benefits this growth will bring to the communities we serve.
“I look forward to working with the Board, our members, partners, and stakeholders to continue to advocate for the interests of airports around the world as we pursue sustainable growth over the long term.”
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1. The ACI World Governing Board consists of 28 representatives nominated by the regional ACI Boards. Under ordinary circumstances, the Vice-Chair is expected to succeed to the Chair, assuming approval by the General Assembly.
2. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2018, ACI serves 641 members operating 1953 airports in 176 countries.
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