ACI World announces Director General Angela Gittens’ replacement
Luis Felipe de Oliveira is set to succeed ACI World’s current Director General in June, with a 30-day formal transition period.
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The Airports Council International (ACI) World’s Governing Board has announced the appointment of the new Director General of ACI World. Luis Felipe de Oliveira is set to succeed Angela Gittens, who has led the global trade representative of the world’s airport authorities for a successful 12 years, following her announcement of her intention to retire at the end of June 2020.
De Oliveira is currently the Executive Director and CEO of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). He will officially begin his duties as Director General in June, with a 30-day formal transition.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “I am honoured to have been appointed to serve this important organisation and continue actively working to develop the aviation industry, now as the voice of the airports around the world. It is not an easy task to replace Angela after so many successful years leading the organisation with excellent results. With the support of the great ACI team in Montreal and the regions, we will be able to efficiently serve our members to improve this fascinating industry.”
Gittens began her tenure as Director General of ACI World in 2008 after a significant and successful career in senior roles within the aviation industry. She has formerly worked as CEO for Miami Airport and Atlanta Airport, Deputy at San Francisco International Airport and supervised management and operations contracts at airports in the UK, U.S. and Canada.
Gittens said: “ACI has had a long and mutually productive relationship with ALTA and Luis Felipe de Oliveira. He brings the kind of collaborative, win-win approach to problem-solving that fits so well in the airport environment. His experience in multiple sectors in our industry will be a benefit as will his appreciation for the federated nature of ACI which is key to forwarding the progress of the highly diverse airport sector.”