Ahmed Ibrahim Al Jallaf
Assistant Director General ANS, General Civil Aviation Authority, United Arab Emirates Ahmed Ibrahim Al Jallaf joined the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in 1998 and validated as an Area Air Traffic Controller in 2000. Al Jallaf earned a Master of Science degree with merit in air safety management from City University in London in 2007. In July 2009, Al Jallaf joined the GCAA’s Air Navigation and Aerodrome Regulation department, for which he served as manager from December 2010 to March 2011. Al Jallaf is currently the ANSP’s Assistant Director General, overseeing the ATM, CNS, AIM, and ANSP training, quality, and safety management departments at Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. He is also the Chairman of the UAE National Airspace Advisory Committee, Chairman of the UAE Airspace Restructure Project Steering Group, Board Chairman of ICAO Middle East ATM Enhancement Program (MAEP), Vice Chairman of ICAO Middle East Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Regional Group (MIDANPIRG), Vice Chairman of the Arab Civil Aviation Commission Air Navigation Committee, and member in many other national and regional groups. During his long career within the GCAA, Al Jallaf was among the first UAE nationals to validate as an air traffic controller and has represented the UAE in many regional and international meetings and conferences.
Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu President, ICAO Council
Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu is the fifth President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council. From January 2005 to December 2013, he was ICAO Council’s Representative of Nigeria. He served as the governing body’s first Vice-President and as Chairman of both its Technical Co-operation and Finance Committees. He also served as Chairman of the ICAO Council Working Group on Governance and Efficiency (WGGE) and as Chairperson of the steering committee of the ICAO Comprehensive Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation Safety in Africa (AFI Plan). Dr. Aliu graduated in 1983 with a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers, and he earned a PhD in 1987. He holds an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License with multiple ratings and is an ICAO certified SMS instructor. He holds an International Air Transport Association (IATA) diploma in civil aviation management and a graduate certificate in air and space law from McGill University in Canada.
Dr. Aliu’s extensive professional experience in civil aviation spans 30 years. He has held various positions in safety oversight, economic regulation, and negotiations of bilateral and multilateral agreements as Chief Airworthiness Surveyor, Director Air Transport Regulation, and Technical Adviser to the Minister of Aviation. He played an active role in forming the National Civil Aviation Policy, leading to commercialisation, liberalisation, and institution of competition and consumer protection programmes in the Nigerian air transport industry. He led the development of the African Civil Aviation Policy (AFCAP) under the auspices of the African Union Commission. Since 1998, he has participated in all sessions of the ICAO Assembly and has chaired numerous international meetings, including the ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels held in 2009. In 2014, he inaugurated the ICAO Museum, and from that year onward led the international negotiation process, which culminated in the endorsement, by ICAO’s 39th Assembly in 2016, of the first market-based measure covering the emissions of any global industry sector: the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
Director General, EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan was appointed by the 41 Member States of EUROCONTROL to lead the organisation as its Director General from 1 January 2018. Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, Eamonn Brennan was the Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) where he was responsible for the provision of ATM services in Irish controlled airspace, aeronautical communications on the North Atlantic, and air traffic control (ATC) at the major Irish Airports, as well as the safety and security regulation of the Irish civil aviation industry. He has worked as a management and training consultant in London, Kuala Lumpur, and South East Asia, working on projects for the private sector, World Tourism Organisation, and the European Commission amongst others. Eamonn Brennan has held many leading roles in the ATM industry during his career, including: • Member of the Executive Board of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) from 2005 to 2011 and served as Global Deputy Chairman and Chairman. • Chairman of the COOPANS Alliance Board (Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden) - fully harmonised ATM system. • Board member of Aireon LLC — space-based ATM surveillance partnership with Iridium (US), ENAV (Italy), NAV Canada, Naviair (Denmark), and IAA.
World ATM Congress, 6–8 March 2018