EVENT PROGRAMME ACI-AFRICA
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SPEAKERS

Mr. Saleh DUNOMA, President ACI Africa, CEO, FAAN, Nigeria

Engr. Saleh Dunoma is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). He is also currently serving as the President of the ACI Africa Regional Board.An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a certified Civil Engineer, Engr. Saleh Dunoma has over 27 years’ experience in the Aviation industry. Engr. Dunoma has served in the Airport environment in various sensitive capacities, including Acting Airport Manager, General Manager Technology & Capacity Building, Acting Director of Aviation Security Services, Director of Airport Safety and Engineering Services, Director of Projects and in 2014 he was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria


Mr. Ali TOUNSI Secretary General ACI Africa Morocco

Mr Ali TOUNSI is an Engineer holding a Diploma of Master Engineer in Telecommunication and Avionics and a Master in airports management. He began his career in aviation in 1992 as an engineer in the eld of airport operations at OACA-Tunisia, where he was involved in studies and projects related to quality of service, airport resources management and infrastructure projects. From 1999 to 2004 he held positions as Director of international airports of Tozeur Nefta (4th airport in Tunisia) and Djerba Zarzis airport (3rd airport) and from 2004 to 2009 held the position of Operation Director of Tunisian Airports. Mr TOUNSI has been in charge of several projects of infrastructure development such as Tozeur Nefta, Djerba Zarzi, and Gabes airports extensions, and was also an IT projects responsible for the implementation of the CUTE SITA system at Tunis Carthage airport. He was chairman of the steering committee for the implementation of the cetication and SMS Implementation program for Tunisian airports. Mr TOUNSI has, over a period of 14 years, delivered courses in many schools of aviation and supervised several research projects.
Mr TOUNSI was a member at ACI World technic and safety Standing Committee representing Africa region and appointed as Secretary General of ACI Africa in 2009.


Ms. Angela GITTENS Director General ACI World Canada

Angela Gittens began her tenure as Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in 2008. She was formerly airport CEO for Miami and Atlanta and Deputy at San Francisco International Airport. In other previous roles, Gittens served as Vice-President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where she led the firm’s practice in airport business and strategic planning. And as Vice-President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw the transition to private ownership of London Luton Airport and managed operations contracts at several airports in the US and Canada.
Gittens is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including the FAA Management Advisory Committee, the FAA Research, Engineering and Development Committee, the National Civil Aviation Review Commission (“the Mineta Commission”), the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, the Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways.


Mr Gal Abdoulaye COULIBALY, President of board director, AERIA, Côte d’Ivoire.

From the Air School of Salon of Provence in France, General Abdoulaye COULIBALY began his career at the age of 25 after a pilot training.
From 1972, he became the personal pilot of the President of the Republic H.E Felix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY. He was later appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force and Director General of Air Ivoire. In 2000, he joined the Government and was appointed Minister of State, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport.
A living memory of the Ivorian aviation, he is at the same time President of the Board of Directors of the national airline AIR CÔTE D'IVOIRE and President of the Board of AERIA, manager of the international airport Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY of Abidjan. With this double function and this rich career, he knew how to create a synergy between the different actors of the airport platform. In this dynamic,important investments have been made, thus making the international airport Felix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY of Abidjan, a reference hub in West Africa.


Mr Amadou KONE, Minister of Transport, Côte d’Ivoire.b

Minister Amadou KONE has headed the Department of Transport since January 11, 2017. Born on August 4, 1966 in Bouaké, he joined the government for the first time in 2005 as Minister of Tourism. Appointed later, in 2007, Minister of the African Integration, he revealed himself to be very diplomatic. And one of his successes at this position was the signing of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) between Côte d'Ivoire and the European Union. From the Government, he was appointed in 2011 as Administrator at the African Development Bank for Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea (Conakry). Before the ministerial portfolios and transition to the AFDB, Amadou KONE was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister in charge of the process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of ex-combatants, from 2004 to 2006. Long before, he was Director of the Internal Audit and Computerization at the Abobo City Council (Abidjan). He held the position from 2001 to 2002, after having been in charge of the BNETD National Committee for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information (CNTIG), from 1995 to 1999, where he was also responsible for the socio-economic database. He holds a degree in Geographical Engineering, obtained in 1996 from Laval University in Canada and a Master's degree in territorial planning, obtained at the University of Cocody (Abidjan). The Minister Amadou KONE is distinguished Commander in the Ivorian national


Mr Gilles DARRIAU, Director General, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

General Manager of Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY Airport in Abidjan (AERIA) since July 2012, Mr. Gilles DARRIAU, 61 years old, has a great experience in the field of aviation.
After being responsible for the Keolis airport division for 10 years Gilles DARRIAU joined SNC-Lavalin Aéroports in 2009 as vice-president until 2012, when he joined Egis Airport Operations to manage the company Abidjan Airport. He has become since 2016 the new president of UGAACO (Union of Airport Managers of West Africa). Under his initiative, major development and renovation works were carried out on the Abidjan airport platform to cope with the growth in traffic recorded for four consecutive years.


Mr. Bongani MASEKO, CEO Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), South Africa

Experience and expertise Bongani was formally appointed as the Chief Executive Office of Airports Company South Africa in May 2013. Prior to this he acted as Managing Director from 2011.His key responsibilities entail strategy implementation and promoting its achievements and the services it offers such as advisory and other Airport technical services. He strives to make Airports Company known not only as a local but also an international brand where it competes with the best in airport management.
Bongani is no stranger to airport operations. He was the group Executive: Airport Operations since September 2004.He spent three and half years leading O.R Tambo International Airport as the General Manager. He also gained considerable experience at San Francisco for eight years in various capacities. Qualifications include BSC Aviation Business Administration Responsibilities include Executive Director, Chairman of Executive Committee, Member of the Social and Ethics Committee.


Mr. Jean-Michel RATRON, Chief Executive Officer, AERCO, Congo

Since he joined Egis group in 2013, Jean-Michel RATRON has occupied a Chief Executive Officer position in Aéroport de Libreville (ADL) in Gabon (1 million passengers) and is currently CEO of Aéroports du Congo (AERCO) which reached 2.3 million passengers in 2015. Prior to that, he also worked in Public Transportation (cooperation between Public Transport Authorities and Operators) and finally held a Chief Executive Officer position within Transdev Airport Services, one of the major ground handling companies at Roissy-CDG and Orly Airports in Paris. He is a member of ACI Africa and of French-speaking Airports association (Les Aéroports Francophones) and is graduated from AMPAP program.


Mr. Antoine Rostworowski, Deputy Director General, ACI World

Mr. Rostworowski graduated from Concordia University in Fine Arts in 1987 and from Université de Montréal at H.E.C. (Hautes Études Commerciales) in Marketing in 1991. In 2010 he received an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has 27 years of airline/airport experience at the Management level in Operations, Marketing and Finance. On the airline side, he worked for Canada 3000 airlines where he managed operations for Montreal and certain other regions. He later worked for at Air Canada’s Corporate Real Estate department, managing the airline’s real estate installations for different cities, as well as rates and charges at different airports. On the airport side, he joined Aéroports de Montréal’s (ADM) Business Development department in 2003, having as his main objective the identification of new types of products, services and technologies to be introduced at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to improve passenger processes and increase revenues. He was also tasked with anticipating the evolution of the installations according to technological changes in the industry. He joined ACI World in early 2015 to provide guidance and support to the airport community in terms of standards, recommended practices and industry collaboration to identify how to best improve airport efficiency, the passenger processes and the overall travel experience while ensuring safety and security at all touchpoints of the journey. His responsibilities at ACI World include Airport Security, Facilitation, IT, ACI Airport Service Quality (ASQ), APEX and Global Training prorammes.


Mr Jason Tshabalala, AVSEC-PM, Group Manager Security, ACSA, South Africa

Jason Tshabalala is a retired Brigadier General who has 33 years’ experience in aviation security, intelligence and police. Jason is currently the Group Head of Enterprise Security at Airports Companies South Africa (ACSA) based at head office, which operates and manages Nine (9) airports. Jason currently serves as a member on the National Aviation Security Committee (NASC) in South Africa. He serves as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Panel working group, also serves as a member on the Airports Council International (ACI) World Security Standing Committee (Global) and a Chairperson for ACI Africa working group for Security & Facilitation.
Jason has obtained the Aviation Security Professional Management Certification (AVSEC PM) developed by ICAO and the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) making this recognize certification the first of its kind globally focusing on risk-based security management. Also holds an international Air Transport Association (IATA) Diploma in Aviation Security from the IATA Development Institute (Montreal Canada); obtained a certificate in Public Development Administration Management Program from University of Pretoria, and certificate in leadership Transformation Management Program from University of Witwatersrand.


Mr. Jihad Boueri, Vice President Airports, Middle East, India & Africa, SITA, Lebanon

Jihad Boueri has been appointed Vice President Airport Solutions – Middle East, India & Africa in April 2012. Prior to this position, Boueri was, since 2010, the Regional VP Airport Solutions Middle East & North Africa & previously Director Applications Services, Middle East & North Africa since September 2006, few months following the announcement of the new single SITA organization. In his current role, Jihad has responsibility in the Middle East, India and Africa for SITA’s Airport Business. Jihad Joined SITA in 1986 in Beirut then moved to Dubai in 1988 as an Electronic Engineer. In 1995, he was appointed as a Customer Project Manager managing the SITA projects related to Emirates Airlines till 1998 when he moved to Dubai Airport Project as a Project Manager for the Systems Integration. In 2001, he was appointed as Project Director for the Egyptian Airports projects then Head of the project management department for the Middle East & Africa, before he got appointed in his actual position. He has a Lebanese citizenship and holds a masters degree in telecommunication engineering from St. Joseph University, Beirut, (ESIB) and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School (SGBS), Scotland.


Mr Serge Yonke Nguewo, Senior Manager, Facilitation and IT , ACI World, Canada

Serge Yonke Nguewo is Manager, Facilitation and Airport IT at ACI World. Before joining ACI World in August 2014, Yonke Nguewo was with Aeroports de Montreal for more than 12 years, leading and managing several IT and Operations businesses. Yonke Nguewo is a senior I.T. manager with a deep understanding of the aviation industry. He has a strong project management track record, and a leadership which allows him to deliver complex solutions on time and on budget. Yonke Nguewo remains passionately dedicated to continuously improving passenger experiences and ensuring efficient airport operation, while remaining compliant within the regulatory framework. Yonke Nguewo holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration and he is currently pursuing a Master in Aviation at Lewis University.


Mr Dominic Nessi , Former CIO of Los Angeles World Airports, USA

Dominic Nessi is currently an airport technology consultant working with AeroTech Partners. Presently, he is engaged in a number of airport technology projects and continues to speak internationally on a variety of topics, especially focusing on cybersecurity. Nessi is the former Deputy Executive Director and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). He held that position September 2007 to February 2016. As CIO, Nessi was responsible for all information technology-related functions, including technology planning, design, implementation and utilization of LAWA’s information infrastructure.


Mr Gary Pleus, U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Representative, Western Africa, Senegal

Gary Pleus from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) currently serves at the TSA Representative for the West Africa region. During his 16+ years with TSA; Gary has held assignments in aviation security including: Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening Operations at Denver International Airport; the Regional Field Intelligence Manager for the TSA Intelligence and Analysis (IA) division; Section Chief for Secure Flight; Deputy Director for Intelligence and Analysis within the Secure Flight mission; the TSA-OIA Field Intelligence Officer (FIO) at Denver International Airport; Section Chief at the Transportation Threat Assessment & Credentialing (TTAC) and Senior Intelligence Watch Officer at the Transportation Security Operations Center (TSOC) in Northern Virginia.


Mr Eric Vautier, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Groupe ADP, France

Diplômé de l'Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile en 1992, Eric Vautier a travaillé quatre ans comme ingénieur d'étude sur divers projets liés au Contrôle du Trafic Aérien avant de rejoindre ADP en 1996. Jusqu'en 2006, il a été chef de projet dans l'équipe "Systèmes aéroportuaires", mettant en place des projets complexes tels que la traçabilité des bagages ou la gestion des parkings avion. Depuis dix ans, il est en charge du périmètre toujours croissant de la Sécurité du Système d'Information du Groupe ADP, couvrant les systèmes de gestion, les systèmes aéroportuaires et les systèmes industriels. En parallèle, il a mené de nombreuses missions de consulting à l'international dans le cadre du Groupe : Dubai, Amman, Alger ou Santiago du Chili.


Mr Ahmed Fawzi, Head of Business development, SITA Cyber Security, SITA, UAE

Ahmed Fawzi is the Head of Business Development for SITA Cyber Security. Ahmed has embraced fifteen years of extensive international experience in linking business strategy to effective technology solutions and services within diverse industries in various areas across the value chain.
In his current role, Ahmed works with global brands and highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals to deliver tailored cybersecurity solutions for the Air Transport Industry (ATI), in alignment with industry regulations, SITA’s best practices and defense-in-depth approach; leveraging leading technologies for perimeter, cloud, and data security, specialized SOC, and ATI-specific consulting offerings, ranging through security and risk assessment, SOC advisory, crisis preparation, and incident response and remediation.
Ahmed holds an Executive-MBA from HULT International Business School and a certificate in Global Leadership. A global citizen and continuous learner who constantly strives to deliver value as he enriches his knowledge and skills, participating in industry events and attending professional trainings.


Mr Ademola Oladele, regional AFI SECFAL officer, ICAO WACAF Office

Mr Ademola Oladele is the Regional AFI SECFAL Officer at the ICAO West and Central African Regional Office, Dakar Senegal. Prior to his current role, he was the Head of AVSEC at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. He was also an ICAO AVSEC Panel member for over ten years and USAP-CMA focal person for Nigeria on Aviation security (he led Nigeria to attain 96.05% EI). He was also a member of AFCAC AVSEC experts working group. Happily married with Children.


Mr Rajeev Lollbeharree, Head Security Services, Airports of Mauritius, Mauritius

Presently serving as Head Security Services of Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd (AML), Rajeev Lollbeharree is responsible for all security matters at SSR International Airport (SSRIA) and Chairperson of the Airport Facilitation Committee. Prior to joining AML, Rajeev was the Officer in Charge of the Engineering Troop of the para – military forces of the Mauritius Police Force in 1998. In this capacity, he had undergone various intensive military training including one year Officer’s Course in year 1994 at the renowned Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. He joined Airports of Mauritius Co. Ltd as Security Operations Manager in year 2000. In May 2008 Rajeev Lollbeharree was appointed Head Security. As a qualified aviation security professional, he has been the lead for putting in place a comprehensive Security System fully recognized and benchmarked at both local and international levels. Rajeev holds a first degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Human Resources. He is qualified in Project Leadership Certification (PLC), AVSEC PM and as an ICAO National AVSEC Inspector.


Mr Papa Diéry Sene, Deputy General Manager, Teranga Sureté Aéroportuaire, Senegal

Mr Sene is Deputy General Manager at TERANGA SURETE AEROPORTUAIRE since Jan. 2018. He holds an MBA degree, the AELP and IAP distinction since 2008 and is specialized in airports internal control and Financial management In 1980, Mr Sene joined the Civil Aviation as a finance executive manager. In 1985, he was appointed Chief of Budgeting Bureau and the Deputy Manager at ASECNA in Senegal. From 1990 to 1994, he served as Director of Finance and Administration at Air Senegal. In 2002, Mr. Sene was recruited for International Airport Leopold Sedar Senghor to be the Management Controller. Appointed Secretary General (in March 2009) of Agence des Aeroports du Senegal he coordinated one of the two highly strategic transfer Commission activities from AILSS to AIBD in 2017 . He was elected ACI AFRCA Treasurer in 2008 and Africa permanent Representative at the ACI WECS 2014-2017 / 2017-2019.


Mr. Stéphane WATTEZ, Directeur Commercial, VISIOM

Diplômé d’une Ecole supérieure de Commerce et titulaire d’un Mastère Spécialisé en Technologie & Management d’une Ecole d’Ingénieur, Stéphane WATTEZ évolue depuis trente ans dans les fonctions de vente et marketing de solutions de haute technologie. Il commence sa carrière en qualité d’Ingénieur Commercial dans la vente de solutions de CAO dans la principale ingénierie privée française, la société Serete, puis il rentre au marketing d’un des principaux constructeurs informatiques, Hewlett Packard, afin de développer l’activité sur le segment des intégrateurs spécialisés en Génie Logiciel. Il revient ensuite à des fonctions commerciales dans le domaine de la sécurité/sûreté en rejoignant le constructeur ex Sensormatic/Tyco. En 1997, il s’associe à Jean-Paul PAGNY qui créé VISIOM, société française reconnue comme un des leaders des solutions de haute technologie adaptées aux besoins de sûreté. Stéphane WATTEZ en est le Directeur Commercial.


Mr Kevin Caron, Director, Capacity Building Programmes, ACI World, Canada

Kevin, a Montréal native, joined Airports Council International (ACI) in March 2010 and serves the members by leading ACI’s airport education programmes. Previous to ACI he held several positions with Aéroports de Montréal and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). His university education is in geography from Concordia University and he holds two certificates from McGill University’s Executive Institute along with a post graduate certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management from Cornell University. He is a graduate of the ACI – ICAO Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme and the ACI/ JMSB Airport Executive Leadership Programme


Mrs Nathalie Herbelles, Head of Security, ACI World

Nathalie Herbelles is Head of Security at Airports Council International, based in Montreal, Canada. In her role, she is ACI’s point of contact for global airport security issues, representing the world’s airports and helping deliver the association’s priorities. Prior to this role, Nathalie helped coordinate the airline industry’s Security and Facilitation positions at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), at global level in Montreal and within Asia-Pacific in Singapore. She has also worked for the Association of European Airlines, Air France, the European Commission and the Spanish Airport Authority AENA. A French national, Nathalie has a legal background and holds a Master’s Degree in Air Transport Law and Management from Aix-Marseille University in France.


Mr. Daniel MILAN, Director Security and Facilitation, ANAC, Côte d’Ivoire

He started his career in 1997, in Dakar, Senegal where he worked for Air Afrique as an Avionics Engineer at the Aircraft maintenance Centre; From 2005 to 2010, he worked for the Abidjan international airport handling Company as Head of the Security Department; He joined the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) of Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 as security expert and was in charge of leading the Committee responsible for developing Security and Facilitation Regulations; He is qualified as an AVSEC PMC jointly with Concordia University and ICAO and also qualified with two master degrees in quality management and in marketing. He is ICAO short-term Expert, ICAO AVSEC Certified Instructor and auditor, WAEMU (West African Economic Monetary Union) Certified Auditor. As such, he has conducted several Airport Security Audits in Africa and worked to increase the level of aviation security in Côte d’Ivoire. He is Director Security and Facilitation of ANAC Côte d’Ivoire since 2012.


Mr. Danny Boutin, Senior Manager, APEX Programmes, ACI World, Canada

Danny Boutin joined ACI World in April 2014 and currently holds the position of Senior Manager, APEX Programmes.Starting in the airline business in 1995, Danny mved on to ground handling to later join Aéroports de Montréal as the Chief of Airside Safety for both international airports serving the city. His responsibilities included ensuring the airport’s compliance with all safety regulations, maintaining safe operations during construction, implementation of the Safety Management Systems Program and acting as a liaison between the airport and Transport Canada.At ACI, Danny’s role involves leading peer reviews at member airports along with safety partners and identifying possibilities for improvement, thereby promoting best practices and allowing airports to enhance their level of safety to achieve or maintain aerodrome certification.


Mr Rishi THAKURDIN, Safety and Technical Director, ACI Africa

Rishi was a practising Human Rights lawyer before he joined the exciting world of Aviation at Airports Company South Africa. He worked in various capacities within legal, commercial, insurance, safety and compliance AFRR, environmental and operations during the last 21 years. He is currently Director of Safety, Technical and Legal affairs at Airports Council International -Africa region. He holds bachelor’s degree in law, a master’s degree in Science and a string of aviation related qualifications.


Mr. Brahim LAKHLIFI, Aviation Consultant, ACI Africa, Morocco

Mr Lakhlifi, Aviation Consultant, is Holder of a Civil Aviation Engineering diploma from ENAC de Toulouse, France, Mr. Lakhlifi has acquired almost 40 years of experience in management, technical assistance, consulting and training in the fields of safety, security, airport operations and ATM in almost 50 States around the world. During his career, Mr. Lakhlifi have held several positions both within the National Civil Aviation Authority as well as ONDA, the National Airport Authority of Morocco. Between 2012 and 2016, Mr. Lakhlifi was appointed Key Expert and Team Leader of the EU funded project “Improvement of Aviation Security in Africa” (EU / ACP). Mr. Lakhlifi has acquired several international accreditations: IACO AVSEC Expert (STE) and certified Instructor, AVSEC PM (2004), Expert of the 7th FPR Development of the EU (Projects under SESAR), WHO Consultant, ACI instructor and Consultant, IATA instructor & Senior Consultant, APEX Assessor & Team Leader (Safety & Security), Expert consultant, African Airport Development programme at ACI Africa.


Mr. Charles Hanson Adu, Group Executive, Airports Management, Ghana airports Campany, Ghana

Mr ADU is the Group Executive for Airport Management with the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) with oversight responsibility for airport operations, commercial services, aviation security, rescue firefighting services and customer experience. He has over 16 years of experience in managing airports, crisis and disaster management. His expertise cuts across the entire aviation industry including civil aviation regulatory requirements, airline and airport operations. He has previously served in the capacity of Aerodromes Chief Fire Office and Director, Airports operations and had oversight responsibility of the Emergency Operations Centre and airport key stakeholder activities in the facilitation process. He successfully led and coordinated the ACI APEX Safety Review Programme and the certification of the Kotoka International Airport. He serves as Africa’s representative on the ACI World Safety and Technical Standing Committee and also as the leader of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Western and Central Africa (WACAF) Aerodrome Certification team. He is the President of the Airport Council International (ACI) Africa, Safety and Technical Regional Committee.


Ms. Winsome Lenfert, Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA, USA

Ms Lenfert was appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports on February 1, 2017. The mission of the Airports organization is to provide leadership in planning and developing a safe and efficient national airport system. Winsome graduated from Indiana State University with a double major in Professional Pilot Technology and Aviation Administration with a minor in Business Administration and from Indiana University with a Masters in Public Affairs. She has a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and held a Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. She began her aviation career working for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) as Chief Airport Inspector. She began her career with the FAA as an Airport Certification Safety Inspector. Since then she has held many positions with the FAA including Airport Certification/Safety Specialist in Washington, DC; Community Planner for the O'Hare Modernization Program in Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Manager of the Detroit Airport District Office in Detroit, Michigan; and both Manager of Regional Operations and Director for the Airports Division Southern Region in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an active member of Indiana State University, Indiana University and Sigma Kappa Alumni Associations; and Women in Aviation International.


Mr Saliou Goro, Chargé de l'Exploitation, ASECNA, Mali

Mr Goro a 15 ans d’expérience dans le domaine de la fourniture des services de navigation aérienne (ANSP). Actuellement, Il est chargé de l’Exploitation au niveau de la Délégation de l’ASECNA pour la gestion des activités aéronautiques nationales du Mali. Mr Goro est membre du Comité régional Sécurité et Technique de l’ACI Afrique depuis 2013. Aussi détenteur de plusieurs diplômes, notamment le Master Spécialisé en Management Aéroportuaire, MBA en Audit et Contrôle de gestion et un diplôme d’Ingénieur de la Météorologie. Il détient plusieurs certificats dont les certificats OACI en Système de Management de la Sécurité (SMS) et en Système de Management de la Qualité (QMS).


Mr Robert S. Tagoe, Group Executive, Human Capital & Office Services, GACL, Ghana

Robert S. Tagoe (IAP), is the Group Executive, Human Capital and Office services of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, is a Lawyer, Human Resources Practitioner and an Airport Management Professional. He has over 20 years’ experience, the last fourteen of which has been in the Aviation industry initially with the Ghana civil Aviation Authority and later with the Ghana Airports Co Ltd. He has worked on various projects including the decoupling of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the incorporation and setting up of the Ghana Airports Company Limited. He is a core member of the Human Resources Working Group and is married with three children


Mr. Nicolas Lamballe, Responsable des enseignements aéroports, ENAC, France

Nicolas Lamballe est responsable des enseignements aéroport à l'Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC, France). A ce titre, Nicolas coordonne en France et dans le monde les Mastères Spécialisés de l’ENAC en Airport Management, et les cours aéroports en mastères spécialisés, masters, et cycles ingénieur. Nicolas participe également à des programmes de recherche et enseigne la conception et l’exploitation aéroportuaire en formations initiales et continues. Il réalise l’ingénierie pédagogique des enseignements aéroportuaires des nouveaux programmes, principalement à l’export. Auparavant, Nicolas a été chef de projets internationaux à Sofréavia, devenu ensuite Egis Avia. Nicolas est ingénieur diplômé de l’ENAC.


Mr Olivier BARIC, Directeur Aviation Afrique, EGIS, France

Since more than 20 years in public / private partnership (15 years in airports) and through various position Olivier Baric has developed significant experience in complex innovative projects development and implementation within different cultural environments. Embarked with the start-up team of AERIA, Abidjan International Airport in the early days of the PPP in 1997, he was then assigned several successive airport change management responsibilities in Tahiti, Cyprus and Congo Brazzaville. Back to Côte d’Ivoire in 2016, he is now the Aviation Director of EGIS for the Africa Region and in charge of launching and developing the CMA-Abidjan. The CMA is a joint initiative of EGIS and CAMAS International to meet the growing demand of African aviation stakeholders for developing professional skills. Olivier Baric graduated from the Political Science Institute (Science Po Bordeaux) and holds Master's degrees in Public Law and Public Management. He is International Airport Professional (IAP) accredited.


Mr. Xavier MARY, CEO Limak AIBD SUMMA (LAS), Senegal

Mr MARY is the CEO of LAS (Limak - AIBD - Summa), the management company of the new Dakar - Blaise Diagne Airport opened since December 7th, 2017. After holding several industrial positions, Xavier MARY has spent most of his career at LYON Airports, where he successively held the positions of Operations Director, Lyon-Bron Airport General Manager, and CEO by interim and finally Deputy CEO. He was also member of the board of Directors of Pristina Airport (Kosovo) within the Limak-ADLMS consortium. A player involved in the airport world, he contributed to the development of LYON airports and received the medal of aeronautics in 2013. Xavier MARY has been an active member of ACI EUROPE, to become chairman of TOSC and finally member of the Policy Committee. Xavier MARY holds an Executive MBA - HEC School of Management, ENAC, and AMRAE (Corporate Risk Management).


Mr Joachim TCHISSAMBOU, ASECNA, Représentant en République de Congo

Mr Tchissambou est détenteur d’un Master Spécialisé en Exploitation Aéronautique et Gestion du Trafic Aérien et est Certifié dans l’enseignement spécialisé en Exploitation Aéronautique et Gestion du Trafic Aérien par l’ENAC de Toulouse depuis 2010. Il a participé à de nombreuses formations allant de la Gestion des risques aux Enquêtes de première information y compris le renforcement des capacités du personnel. Il est coordonnateur des études de sécurité. Il a ainsi occupé différents postes de manager de 2006 à 2017, notamment en qualité de Délégué du Représentant de l’ASECNA à l’aérodrome de Pointe-Noire (2006-2010) puis, successivement, à Brazzaville, Chef Bureau NOTAM International d’Afrique Centrale de Brazzaville, Chargé du Contrôle en-Route/Chef Unité Télécom pi et, Commandant d’Aérodrome Principal de l’Aéroport Principal Maya-Maya de Brazzaville jusqu’en 2017. Ce parcours d’élite, sa détermination et ses capacités managériales l’ont propulsé à la tête de la Représentation de l’ASECNA auprès de la République du Congo depuis le 20 février 2017.


CAP Moulay Hicham Guenoun, IFALPA AGE COMMITTEE, Morocco

Captain Instructor at Royal AIR Maroc • Moroccan ALPA AMPL AIRPORT and GROUND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
• IFALPA AIRPORT and GROUND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE member
• IFALPA runway safety expert
• IFALPA Airport Liaison Representative
• IFALPA representative in Regional Runway Safety Seminars as speaker and moderator
• Moroccan CAA DGAC inspector and member of the National Runway Safety Council
• Member of the national team in charge of setting up and training all Moroccan Runway Safety teams ( so far established RSTs in GMMN, GMME, GMAD, GMFF, GMMX, GMFO, GMMT, GMMW and GMMI)
• Association Marocaine de Pilotes de Ligne AMPL representative inside Moroccan RSTs
• MEMBER of the DGAC inspectors TEAM in charge of Moroccan airports certification. First airport to be certified is GMAD
• Member of the ICAO Runway Safety west African GO TEAM that works on training and setting up Runway Safety teams in African airports
• Member of the ACI Africa Excellence award in Safety jury


Mr Emanuel Chaves, Chairman and CEO, Aeroportos de Moçambique, E.P. Mozambique

Emanuel Chaves is a Master Degree in Economics and Management from Catholic University of Mozambique and holder of an Aerospace MBA from Business School in Toulouse France. He is qualified in Aerodrome, approach and Area rated Air Traffic Controller, Airport Operation Planning, Accident prevention, SMS, airport Economics, Airport Leadership. Mr. Chaves is currently, the chairperson and Board CEO of Airports of Mozambique. He was before an executive board member and depute Board chairperson of Airports of Mozambique. He is also a lecturer of Saint Thomas University of Mozambique and Pedagogic University of Mozambique.”


Ms Boni Dibate, Director Africa Affairs, CANSO, South Africa

Holds a BA Social Science and an MSC degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Medical University of South Africa. She obtained her Top Management Program for Public Enterprises in SA certificate at the National University of Singapore, Senior Executive Development Program certificate from Harvard/Wits Business Schools, has Airline Management Integration Program certificate from IATA Aviation Training and Development Institute in Singapore and also possesses a Creative Airline Alliances and Strategic Partnerships certificate from Amman Jordan. She was Executive Human Resources Manager at TRANSWERk, Chief Executive officer of both ESSELENPARK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE and SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS AIRWAYS, Group Executive Manager Support Services at TRANSTEL Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Manager Service Delivery at the AIR TRAFFIC AND NAVIGATION SERVICES (ATNS) and Currently Director CANSO Africa Affairs. She was the Chairperson, Tourism Business Council of SA Was Board Member of the University of Pretoria, Was President of the Business Women Association, Chairperson of East Gate Airport, she is the director of Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) and South African Express Airways where she is chairperson of the Remuneration Committee.


Mr. Christophe de Figueiredo, CEO, Swissport Maroc SA, Maroc

Christophe de Figueiredo, a Swiss national, graduated in Civil Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. As an artillery officer, he started his career as a Scientific Assistant at Switzerland’s Ministry of Defense, then as a Logistics Project Manager for British American Tobacco (BAT). Christophe worked then in Marketing and Audit. He moved then to Kinshasa (DRC) as HR Director. After Congo, Christophe moved to Basel (CH) as Regional HR Director Africa for Panalpina, before being nominated in 2013 as Managing Director in Cameroon. In 2015, Christophe joined Swissport as CEO for Swissport Maroc and for Swissport Executive Aviation Maroc.


Gaël POGET, Délégué du Directeur Général aux affaires aéronautiques, Aéroport de Genève, Suisse

Gaël Poget, licencié en droit et titulaire d’un LLM en droit aérien et spatial par l’Université McGill a rejoint l’Office fédéral de l’aviation civile, en qualité de conseiller juridique. Il a conduit diverses négociations internationales et représenté les autorités fédérales au sein de différents comités de l’OACI, de la CEAC, de l’UE et d’EUROCONTROL. Il est aujourd’hui délégué du Directeur Général de l’Aéroport International de Genève (AIG) chargé des affaires aéronautiques. Il représente le Directeur général pour les affaires stratégiques et institutionnelles de l’AIG. Il est engagé au sein d’ACI EUROPE, notamment au comité politique, et préside la task force juridique. Il contribue aux activités d’ACI WORLD dans le cadre de la revitalisation du fonds ACI pour les aéroports en voie de développement et apporte son expertise au sein de l’association des aéroports francophones. Gaël Poget est officier supérieur au sein des Forces aériennes suisses et titulaire d’une licence de pilote privé.


Jacques-Alexandre BONNEFOND, Responsable d'exploitation Hydrodémolition, hydro régénération et Maintenance de chaussées aéronautiques, Suez, France

Mr Bonnefond, responsable d’exploitation au sein de l’entreprise JB BONNEFOND, désormais filiale du Groupe Mondiale SUEZ. Depuis 2014, Mr Bonnefond est à l’origine dans son entreprise, du développement dans le secteur aéroportuaire et notamment à l’export. Il a pu acquérir la confiance de plus de 70 plateformes à travers l’Afrique, L’Europe et l’Asie. Devenu partenaire Sécurité de L’ACI Afrique et ayant pris pleine conscience des défis dans la région, Mr Bonnefond a pu grâce à son partenariat avec des aéroports reconnus, participer au développement d’un outil à même d’aider ces plateformes, à mieux gérer la maintenance de leurs chaussées et démontrer ainsi que la collaboration entre les aéroports et l’industrie est un moyen d’améliorer la sécurité.


Romesh Bhoyroo, Director, Business Development, Middle East and Africa, ProDigiq, USA

Romesh Bhoyroo is presently the Director Business Development - Middle East and Africa for ProDIGIQ, a technology company, headquartered in California, focusing on airport and airline solutions for operations management, safety management and maintenance management, amongst others. Romesh Bhoyroo is the former Chief Executive Officer of Airports of Mauritius. He is also a former Board Director of Airport Terminal Operations Ltd, Airport of Rodrigues, Mauritius Duty Free Paradise Ltd, and ACI Africa. During his professional career spanning over 24 years now, he has occupied several key positions in the fields of engineering and aviation, particularly in airport design, construction, development, operations and executive management. Romesh Bhoyroo is a Professional Civil Engineer and holds a Master in business administration.


Mrs Hind Medkouri, Director Quality, Health, Safety & Environment, Swissport, Morocco

« Graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Toulouse (Supaero), Hind is an Engineer starting her 1st experience in civil aviation sector since 2001 as « In-Flight Services Manager », then moving to QHSE Manager position at the 1st Regional airline in Morocco for 6 years. In the same Airline, Hind moved to Maintenance Direction to manage aircraft Airworthiness and Engineering as “Maintenance Director” for almost 3 years. Next Experience with TUI Fly Group, Hind been QHSE Director at Jet4You for almost 4 years and participated in the audit pooling experts within TUI Group. She audited subcontractors on behalf of Thomson fly, Corsair, Jetarifly. Hind is actually QHSE Director at Swisport Maroc since 2012, Champion Regional Audit at MEA Region and member of consulted experts Quality and Safety within Swissport International. Hind has been in aviation sector for 17 years and still holding the same passion for this activity!”


Ramatou Magagi Principal Investment Officer Transaction Advisory Services Department, Public Private Partnerships, IFC

Ms. Ramatou Magagi is a Principal Investment Officer based in Washington at the Department of Transaction Advisory Services of IFC. She joined IFC 14 years ago and, since, worked on a number of infrastructure advisory mandates, principally in transport, telecom and power. She specializes in the airport sector within the department and is the Global Product Specialist of the Department for aviation.
Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Magagi worked in Canada and in Africa for large scale organization and state owned entities and her experience includes project finance and feasibility studies of infrastructure projects, corporate finance and economic analyses in various sectors: transport, power, manufacturing, construction and telecoms and high technology.
Ms. Magagi, an Economist by training, also holds an M.B.A. in finance and international business from HEC Montréal, Canada.


Sophy Fayaud, Customers experience – Innovation -Non-aeronautical revenue – Development Director, EGIS, France

After several years to develop business segment for different foreign airlines, Sophy joined Marseille Provence Airport, in 1998, to implement the Marketing and Promotion department, to develop BtoB relationship, imagine and developed several innovative products and services to enhance catchment area and win market share (outgoing and incoming traffic).
In 2006, she was appointed head of Quality and Customer relationship department. In December 2011, Sophy joined Egis Airport Operation, as Project Director. She is currently Chair of the Quality Committee of the Francophone airports community.
Since September, she has taken the responsibility of the development of the non-aeronautical activities in airports, in link on passenger experience and innovation on the passenger path.
She also is project director of Hermes Airports, managing Larnaca and Pafos Airport in Cyprus.
She has a Master’s degree in General Management “Business management and Strategy” – Euromed Marseille Business School.


Contact us for further information

For enquiries on the event, as well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Mr. Ali Tounsi
Secretary General
ACI Africa
atounsi@aci-africa.aero
Mrs. Nezha Karbal
Logistics & Event Manager
ACI Africa
nkarbal@aci-africa.aero