11 Apr 2018 – 9:46

ACI appoints HIA’s COO as Regional Board Director

The Peninsula

DOHA: The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hamad International Airport (HIA), Eng Badr Mohammed Al Meer (pictured), has been appointed as a Regional Board Director of the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific.

The ACI Asia Pacific Board is considered the “voice of Asia-Pacific airports”, the largest region of ACI, representing the interests of around 603 airports in 49 countries and territories, which account for over 90 percent of commercial air traffic in Asia Pacific.

Following his successful tenure as Special Advisor to the Board of ACI Asia-Pacific since 2017, the Board appointed him unanimously as a Regional Board Director, acknowledging his deep level of commitment in providing leadership and guidance on policy development in Asia-Pacific.

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Commenting on his new appointment, Al Meer said: “It is an honour and a pleasure to be appointed as a member of the ACI Asia-Pacific Board and have the opportunity to share our experience and exchange best practices with our industry leaders. It is also a significant distinction for Qatar’s air transport sector and reflects Hamad International Airport’s international recognition.”

“At a time which is critical for the aviation industry and the airports sector within it, I aim to contribute, at the Asia Pacific level, towards the challenges we are facing such as capacity, security, and the environment and use our clear advantage of being part of a global organisation to act in an integrated manner. I look forward to collaborating with my peers in the years to come and would like to thank ACI board members for their trust,” he added.

Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific stated: “We are honoured to have Eng Badr Mohammad Al Meer join ACI Asia-Pacific as a member of our Regional Board.  Hamad International Airport is one of the most dynamic business and transport hubs connecting the world. We look forward to Al Meer’s leadership and contribution to this very diverse region.”

HIA, a long-term member of Airports Council International, is gearing up to be presented at the 13th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Narita, Japan, from April 23 to 25. The ACI is the only global trade representative body for the world’s airports.

Since its establishment in 1991, ACI has represented its member airports interests with relevant stakeholders, like governments and international organisations, as well as, working along them to develop standards, policies and recommended practices while providing training opportunities and information to help airports raise standards.