​Mr. Belayneh was the Director General of the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority where he made significant changes to improve the civil aviation infrastructure of Ethiopia and enhance the aviation safety and security standards.

Mr. Belayneh also served as a member of the ICAO Council representing Ethiopia from 2002-2006. During this period he served as Chairman of the Air Transport Committee and first Vice President of the Council. In 2008, Mr. Belayneh was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana where he served with distinction in the establishment of the Authority until he was appointed Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa by the Secretary General.

He is well known to the AFI and ESAF Office staff, to the region and to cooperating partners in ICAO and the aviation industry.


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