Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu Personal Page

​The Council elects its President for a term of three years, and he may be re-elected. Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu is the fifth and current President of the ICAO Council. Having initially assumed the position on 1 January 2014, he was re-elected by acclamation on 21 November 2016. Prior to his election, Dr. Aliu served as the Representative of Nigeria on the Council from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2013.

The President of the ICAO Council undertook a mission to Strasbourg to deliver the keynote address at the European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) 36th Plenary Session. He also undertook a series of high-level bilateral meetings during his time in France. Read the news release here.
During an official ceremony held at the Office of the President and Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, on 1 June 2018, the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu presented His Excellency, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, with an ICAO Council President Certificate in recognition of significant recent advances made by Equatorial Guinea in resolving aviation safety oversight deficiencies and improving the effective implementation (EI) of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). Read the news release here.
While visiting Kigali, President Aliu (above, left) had the opportunity to present Ambassador Claver Gatete (right), Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure, with a Council President Certificate of Recognition for the commendable recent progress Rwanda has made in meeting the Effective Implementation requirements measured by the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP). Read the news release here.
Addressing the Turkey-Asia Civil Aviation Conference held in Antalya, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu highlighted the UN aviation agency’s “natural leadership role in bringing together the parties and players in aligning their respective objectives and planning with those of our 192 Member States.” Read the news release here.
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