Aimen Al Hosni is a visionary and well recognized personality in the aviation and travel industry across the globe. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports, Transom Ground Handling and Cargo SATS. Under his leadership, Oman Airports transformed into one of the world’s leading airport operators managing 7 airports in Oman. In November 2021, Aimen Al Hosni was voted as the Chairman of the Airport Council International World Governing Board, which came in effect in January 2022 for a two years term. He is as well member and advisor of the ACI Asia Pacific Regional. In addition to his current role at Oman Airports, Aimen Al Hosni holds also executive positions in numerous companies. He is currently Board of Director for Omantel Telecommunication, Deputy Chairman and Risk committee member of HSBC; Chairman of Oman National Investment & Engineering and Chairman of Oman Cargo Sats.

Aimen Al Hosni,
Chief Executive Officer, Oman Airports


Khaled Alhamash is a senior executive at MATARAT, a holding company that owns 26 commercial airports in the Kingdom and their operating companies. Khaled is the COO of MATARAT and VP of Strategy. He is also the Vice Chairman of Dammam Airport Company and a BoD member at Jeddah Airport Company and Riyadh Airport Company. Khaled’s involvement in the airport management sector covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities. He led the corporatization program that culminated in the transfer of 24 airports from the General Authority of Civil Aviation to MATARAT. He also headed the operating model redesign between MATARAT Holding and its subsidiaries. Now that the effect of the pandemic has faded, Khaled’s focus is shifting on refreshing MATARAT strategy and operating model, uplifting service quality levels at all airports, and ensuring adequate capacities to cater for increasing demand which is expected to surpass 100Mn passengers this year.

Khaled Alhamash,
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Strategy & Corporate Governance, Matarat Holding


Starting his professional career as a diplomat in Germany taking care of EU affairs, Andreas Boschen joined the European Commission’s Secretariat General in 1998 to manage relations between the European Commission, Parliament, Council and other bodies. He then moved on to DG MOVE where he held several notable positions, including policy officer for the Single European Sky, policy officer for maritime safety and assistant to the Director-General of DG MOVE. Between 2014 and 2022, Boschen led the department for the Connecting Europe Facility at the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), where he managed EU financial support to infrastructure projects in the areas of transport and energy. On 1 July 2022, Andreas Boschen officially started his mandate as Executive Director of the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking

Boschen Andreas,
Executive Director, SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking


Janis’ portfolio includes dnata’s operations in Brazil, Canada, Iraq and Pakistan as well as growth opportunities in related markets. Janis previously held the position of VP Commercial, having joined the company early in 2014 as Head of Ground Handling Services for International Operations. His earlier positions have included those of CEO of HAVAS Europe in Latvia, Finland, Germany and Sweden; VP and Member of the Board at Riga International airport; and Business Development Manager at SAS Ground Services, UK. Prior to that Janis was VP Ground Operations in the airBaltic Corporation. Janis hold an MBA in Aviation from Donau-Universität Krems, Austria.

Janis Balkens,
Regional Chief Executive Officer, Airport Operations – New & Emerging Markets, Dnata


José Ramón Bauzá, former president of the Balearic Islands, pharmacist, Spanish Army reservist and MEP for Renew Europe, the European Liberal Group.

In the European Parliament, he is the Renew Europe Coordinator of the Transport and Tourism Committee and Member of the Steering Group of the European Tourism Task Force.

He is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Delegations to the United States and the Arab Peninsula, coordinating the Liberal Group’s policy towards the Middle East and North Africa.

From 2015 to 2019, he served as a Senator for the Kingdom of Spain. Before, he was President of the Government of the Balearic Islands from 2011 to 2015.

He is a strong advocate of the free market and individual responsibility. José Ramón Bauzá holds a degree in Pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid, and has completed his studies at the prestigious universities of Harvard, Oxford, Deusto and IE Business School.

José Ramón Bauzá,
Coordinator for the Committee on Transport & Tourism, Renew Europe


Andrew Charlton is the managing director of Aviation Advocacy, an independent strategic, government affairs and publishing company based in Switzerland. Aviation Advocacy’s clients include major industry suppliers, airlines, ANSPs, regulators, service providers and airports. He is also the DG of CIVATAglobal, an association focused on the roll-out of drones and advanced aerial mobility in cities.

Andrew regularly writes about and comments on aviation. Aviation Advocacy’s subscription only Aviation Intelligence Reporter is an increasingly influential monthly critique of developments. Its subscribers include senior regulators; airline, ANSP and airport senior executives; and several trade associations. He also hosts Eurocontrol’s StraightTalk where he interviews senior industry players.

Andrew has wide-ranging experience in the legal, commercial and aero-political aspects of the aviation industry. He has been involved in some of the most major developments in the industry. Previously, Andrew was the Chief Legal Officer of Qantas Airways before being responsible for Government Affairs for IATA and then SITA. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Andrew Charlton,
Managing Director, Aviation Advocacy


Kata Cserep joined ICF in 2005. Ms Cserep leads ICF’s global aviation team of close to 100 expert consultants, serving clients in government, private sector, the investment community and industry associations. The team includes specialists in airline strategy, fleet and network planning; airline, airport and MRO operations; business planning, M&A and investment advisory for any aviation-related assets (from aircraft to airports to route rights and carbon offsets) as well as an in-house data-science team adept at interrogating large and complex data sets to reveal insights on truly complex challenges.

In her advisory work, Ms Cserep focuses on the linkages within the aviation ecosystem and their implications for business strategy. She has been involved in a wide variety of aviation projects over the last 15 years, including airline diagnostics and business planning; detailed market studies, including socioeconomics and sustainable tourism; and due diligence of airline and airport transactions.

Ms Cserep is an experienced project manager and a qualified Prince2 Practitioner. She is also an experienced keynote speaker and moderator, and is regularly asked to participate in industry events focusing on policy, investment or strategic aviation issues.

Ms Cserep has both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College in the United Kingdom. In 2019 she was recognised by Airline Economics as one of the ‘Top 40 Under 40” aviation professionals globally.

Kata Cserep,
Vice-President & Global Managing Director, Aviation, Travel & Tourism, ICF


Filip Cornelis is Director for Aviation (DG MOVE Directorate E) in the European Commission, in charge of Aviation since October 2017.  He joined the European Commission in 1994. After a posting abroad, he worked in the Task Force for Accession Negotiations. He then led the Commission team drafting the Treaties of Accession for the 12 new EU Member States.  In January 2006, Filip Cornelis moved on to transport policy by joining the Office of the Director General for Energy and Transport, Mr Matthias Ruete. He was the leading member of the Office from 2008. He was then appointed Head of Unit for Aviation Security in the European Commission in September 2010. He moved on to become Head of Unit for Aviation Safety from December 2012 until October 2016. He subsequently became Head of Unit for Aviation Policy until his appointment as Director for Aviation.

Filip Cornelis,
Director for Aviation, DG MOVE, European Commission


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 believes that aviation has a crucial role to play in 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 after serving 12 years at Shell (Latin America and Europe) when he joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Switzerland to lead fuel and airport campaigns, in collaboration with governments, oil companies, fuel service providers and airports for diverse world regions. His service at IATA lasted a decade before joining the World Fuel Services as Vice President of Supply Development for Latin America and Caribbean.

Just prior to joining ACI World, Luis Felipe successfully led the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), between 2017 and 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 graduate from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and has a postgraduate qualification in Finance from the University of São Paulo, an MBA from Dom Cabral Foundation in São Paulo, and Post MBA from Kellogg University in Chicago.

He currently serves on the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), being particularly dedicated to the sustainability of the sector.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira,
Director General, ACI World


Angela Gittens served as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) from March 2008 to her retirement in June 2020. She was formerly airport CEO for Miami and Atlanta, deputy at San Francisco International Airport. Gittens also served as Vice-President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation and, as Vice President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw the transition to private management of London Luton Airport. Gittens has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including the FAA Management Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways. Since her retirement, she serves as President of Schiphol USA, which governs JFK International Air Terminal. She was the 2021 recipient of the Downes Award, the highest honor given by ACI-NA and is a 2023 inductee into the U.S. National Aviation Hall of Fame, the first airport professional to be so recognized.

Angela Gittens,
Programme Ambassador, AMPAP


Max Heinemann is the owner and Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) of Gebr. Heinemann. The son of Gunnar Heinemann was born in Hamburg in 1982 and studied International Business Administration at La Salle University in Barcelona after graduating from high school. After his studies in 2009, Max Heinemann helped develop the market entry strategy of Heinemann Duty Free, before moving to Singapore in 2010 to the newly founded subsidiary Heinemann Asia Pacific. From 2014, he led Heinemann Asia Pacific as Chief Executive Officer before being appointed to the Executive Board of Gebr. Heinemann in Hamburg in September 2018, where he ist now responsible for Corporate Communications & External Affairs, Human Resources, Design Innovation and the Vision Hub GHARAGE. Max Heinemann is married and has three children.

Max Heinemann,
Owner and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Gebr. Heinemann


Simon Hocquard, Director General, CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) appointed in 2019 is responsible in leading and managing CANSO as the global voice of air traffic management, delivering CANSO strategies, expanding membership, and enhancing CANSO’s relationship with its industry peers and stakeholders. Simon previously served at NATS, as Operations Director at Swanwick, leading 1,500 people through the successful air traffic management for the 2012 London Olympics and other change programmes; and Director Operations and Strategy NATS, where he was accountable for the entire regulated business. Simon has significant experience of working with governments and international institutions, and is appointed by the European Commission as Chairman of the Network Management Board. He is also Chair of the Complete Air Traffic System (CATS) Global Council, an independent forum to facilitate collaboration among leaders from across the aviation & aerospace industries with the

Simon Hocquard,
Director General, CANSO


During his time as CEO, Heathrow has consistently improved service levels for passengers, while reducing costs, and it is now rated one of the best airports in the world. Heathrow was named “Sustainable Business of the Year” at the edie awards and one of the Best Companies to work for by the Sunday Times. He is a member of DEFRA’s Council for Sustainable Business, a Director of HRH King Charles’ Sustainable Markets Initiative, a Commissioner with the Energy Transitions Commission and a Commissioner with the Global Britain Commission. John is also a Non-Executive Director at Thames Water.

John Holland-Kaye,
Chief Executive Officer, Heathrow Airport


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 airportoperators. ACI EUROPE represents over 500 airports in 45 European countries. Our members
facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2.5 billion passengers, 20.7 million tonnes of freight and 25.7 million aircraft movements in 2019. 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.

Olivier Jankovec,
Director General, ACI EUROPE


He is President of ACI Europe, Executive Vice President at Aena SME, S.A., Managing Director at Aena Internacional, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aeroportos do Nordeste do Brasil S.A. (ANB) and Chairman of Bloco de Onze Aeroportos do Brasil S.A. (BOAB). As Executive Vice President, he manages the Airports business unit, the Commercial and Real Estate business unit, the Innovation, Sustainability and Client Experience Directorate, and Aena’s international subsidiaries. He is also Executive Committee Member of ACI World. He has held a number of management positions since joining Aena in 1991, including Managing Director – Air Navigation Services and Director of Corporate Development, also, he has been member of several Boards of Directors of different aeronautical infrastructure companies. Prior to joining Aena, he worked for the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority, the Paris-based Eurocontrol Experimental Centre and Indra.

Javier Marín,
Executive Vice President, Aena & President, ACI EUROPE


Aena’s Director of Airport Planning and Regulatory Control from April 2021 to February 2023. She was Aena’s Director of Planning and the Environment between 2019 and 2021, Director of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport between 2013 and 2019, and, previously, director of the airports of Valladolid and Ibiza.  She joined Aena in 2002 in the Planning Directorate, where she worked on analysis and forecasting for airport infrastructures, as well as Supply and Demand Prospecting and Analysis. She began her career in the private sector, working for engineering consultancies, on studies and projects relating to different airport infrastructures in Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. She was a board member of ACI World between 2016 and 2022. She is also a board member of Aena International.

Elena Mayoral,
Managing Director – Airports, Aena


Candace McGraw has served as CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) since 2011. Candace is currently Vice-Chair of Airport Council International
World, serves on several federally appointed aviation boards, as well as numerous local and state boards in both Ohio and Kentucky.
Candace is proud to lead the team at CVG which has been consistently ranked by Skytrax as one of the Best Airports in North America.
CVG is the 7th largest cargo hub in North America and 16th largest in the world and is home to the largest Amazon Air’s mega hub and DHL’s Global Super Hub for Americas.

Candace McGraw,
Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport


Raúl was previously Director General of Civil Aviation at the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and President of the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA), between 2015 and 2022. During those years, he was also member of the Boards of Directors of ENAIRE (Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider), SENASA (Services and Studies for Air Navigation and Aeronautical Safety) and INTA (National Institute for Aerospace Technology), as well as member of the ENAIRE Foundation, which works to promote aviation culture. At international level, Raúl was Vice-President of ECAC (the European Civil Aviation Conference) and a member of the ECAC Coordinating Committee. He was the President of the ICAO Technical Commission during the last ICAO Assembly. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Department in Washington DC and as a Systems Engineer for Siemens.
Raúl was born in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering (MS) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University, New York City, with a specialisation in Economic Policy Management. He was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for his studies at Columbia. He has received the Great Cross of Aeronautical Merit,awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Defence, and the Order of Civil Merit, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.

Raúl Medina,
Director General, EUROCONTROL


Mark Pilling is an experienced journalist, editor and publisher covering the global airline and aviation industry for 25 years. In the 1990s and 2000s he was the editor of several leading industry titles, including Airline Business, Airports International and Airport World. He went on to become publisher of the FlightGlobal aviation brands, featuring flightglobal.com, Flight International and Flight Daily News, and helped establish FlightGlobal (now Cirium) as a leading aviation data and information business. Today, Mark is an independent editor and journalist writing, delivering content and moderating conferences and webinars for FlightGlobal, Airline Routes & Ground Services, Show Business, Arabian and African Aerospace, Times Aerospace TV, IATA, ACI, and GreenAir News.

Mark Pilling,
Managing Director, AMP Mark Philling Ltd


Mr. Kadri Samsunlu was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of iGA Istanbul Airport in September 2017. During his tenure as CEO, the construction of iGA Istanbul Airport was completed in a record time of just 42 months, and airport operations began at the end of 2018. Under his leadership, iGA Istanbul Airport set out to be the world’s largest-capacity hub, as it is remained the busiest global hub in Europe for three consecutive years, once all phases were complete, it will accommodate hundreds of millions of travellers annually.

During this period, iGA Istanbul Airport has shown consistent improvement in both passenger experience and operational excellence and the airport has become a reference point for resilience amongst global hubs, exemplifying a continued commitment to sustainability, digitalization, and accessibility.

Prior to 2017, he held the top management positions at various investment companies.

Mr. Samsunlu was elected as a Board Member of the Airports Council International Europe in 2021 and as a member of the Governing Board of ACI World in 2022; he is also a member of various other non-governmental organizations.

Mr. Samsunlu was born in 1968 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University, completed in 1991, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri, USA.

He is married with three children.

Kadri Samsunlu,
Chief Executive Officer, Istanbul Grand Airport


David has over 25 years’ global experience in aviation strategy, finance and operations. He is Co Head and Managing Director for OAIL, which is a wholly controlled subsidiary of OTPP, overseeing and managing OTPPs airport investments. He is Deputy Chairman at both Birmingham Airport and Copenhagen Airports and a Board member of London City Airport. At CPH he is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. At LCY he is Chairman of the Health Safety Security & Environmental Committee. David was previously a Board Member of Bristol and Brussels Airports as well as HS1, where he was Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. For 10 years he was Corporate Development Director BBA Aviation plc, the global aviation services company, as well as having various roles with Macquarie and SG Hambros. He is an FCA having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1994.

David Stanton,
Co-Head and Managing Director, Ontario Airports Investments Limited


Michael Stanton-Geddes is the Director of Economics & Competition for Airports Council International – EUROPE, based in Brussels, Belgium. Michael leads ACI EUROPE’s work on airport economics, economic regulation, traffic reporting and forecasting, connectivity, and the economic benefits of aviation and airports to their local communities. Prior to joining ACI EUROPE, Michael worked on aerospace and aviation industry research and policy analysis at Fleishman-Hillard, the International Trade Commission, and GE. He also was an economic consultant on international trade and energy policy to the World Bank. Michael started his aviation career working on security policy in Washington, DC in 2004 advising on public communication related to biometrics in airport security, and subsequently supported the Enviro.aero campaign for the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

Michael Stanton-Geddes,
Director, Economics, ACI EUROPE


Federico leads the Specialty Advisory practice in Europe for Marsh Advisory, a risk management consulting firm part of the global professional services firm Marsh McLennan. This advisory team is specialized in delivering integrated risk management consulting solutions to clients operating in technical and capital-intensive industries, including aviation. Because of his aviation background, he personally leads the Aviation & Aerospace Advisory practice and he is also part of the global aviation center of excellence. With a strong international experience and various roles and responsibilities held in the airline industry, Federico is a professional who specializes in delivering advisory work in the areas of operational efficiency, restructuring & turnaround, transformation and enterprise risk management.

Federico Vagnoni,
Senior Vice-President, Specialty Advisory Practice Leader Europe, Marsh Advisory