Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group

16 Dec 2018

GALF advisory board members announced

Four advisory board members will help shape topics for the new Global Airport Leaders’ Forum this April.

Members confirmed so far include:

Ivano Ianeli

Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence

Ivano is an award-winning environmental economist who leverages 20 years of private sector and United Nations experience to help businesses transit to low-carbon models and improve resource efficiency. He holds a Disruptive Innovation certification from Harvard and an MBA from Coventry, among other academic and professional qualifications.

Kashif Khalid 

Kashif Khalid, Regional Director – Africa & Middle East (APCS), IATA

Kashif Khalid is Regional Director – Africa & Middle East, APCS (Airports, Passenger, Cargo and Security) for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) providing leadership and subject matter expertise to Airlines, Airports, ANSP's, Civil Aviation Authorities, Security Agencies and Governments to further develop IATA’s mission, projects, business development and advocacy initiatives.

Hussain Al Fardan

Hussain Al Fardan, Head of Innovation Centre – Strategy and Corporate Excellence, Dubai Customs

Hussain Al Fardan is the Head of Innovation Centre – Strategy and Corporate Excellence at Dubai Customs, Chairman, Ideas Arabia & Ideas UAE Board Member Ideas UK Board Member World Innovation Organization. Hussainhas over 20 years of experience in employee engagement, Innovation and Business Improvement with proven interpersonal and leadership skills.

Shayan Shakeel

Shayan Shakeel, Editor, CEO Middle East

Shayan Shakeel is currently part of the editorial team at the ITP Media Group’s flagship title, Arabian Business, where he is also the Editor on CEO Middle East.

Prior to his current role, he was Editor at Aviation Business, a sister publication he still consults, where he covered developing stories such as the US travel ban, technology’s impact on aviation, the end of an era of unfettered growth for the Middle East’s airlines, leadership and efficiency at the world’s busiest international airport, and the future of Airbus in light of the A380’s viability as a workhorse. His role also involved preparing the agenda and categories as well as selecting judges and being part of the jury for the annual Aviation Business Awards.

The revamped programme for GALF will take place alongside Airport Show. The three day conference will focus on a different topic each day: Smart Airports; ATC and Security.

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