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.

Pointing to the crucial contributions of ICAO compliant connectivity to sustainable socio-economic development, the President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu and the President of Bolivia, Dr. Juan Evo Morales Ayma, affirmed the need to continue the progress that led to Bolivia’s achievement of an ICAO Council President Certificate. With Bolivia’s Representative on the ICAO Council, Mr. Javier Garcia Soruco, in attendance, Dr. Aliu presented the Certificate personally to President Morales Ayma. The President of the ICAO Council was accompanied in Bolivia by the Director of ICAO’s Technical Cooperation Bureau, Mr. Ivan Galan and ICAO’s Acting Regional Director for the South American Region, Oscar Quesada. Read the news release here.
On the occasion of his visit to Mauritius to deliver the keynote address to the 27th ACI AFRICA/WORLD Conference, ICAO’s Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu held bilateral talks with the President of Mauritius, Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the State’s Prime Minister Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and the Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of Civil Service Mr Nayen Koomar Ballah, to discuss matters of mutual interest related to civil aviation in Mauritius. Dr. Aliu was in Mauritius from 13 to 17 October 2017. His address highlighted sectoral growth, commercial space flight and emerging unmanned and remotely-piloted aircraft technologies as some of the key challenges facing contemporary civil aviation leaders and planners.
Addressing the 2017 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit hosted by the Air Transport Action Group in Geneva, the President of the ICAO Council, Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, delivered a strong message on the need for coordinated aviation investment and development while providing important updates on the progress ICAO is achieving on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). More information about his mission to Switzerland is provided in the news release .
ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu undertook a mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) on the occasion of the celebration of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Directorate of Civil Aviation’s (BHDCA) 20th Anniversary celebrations, for which he delivered the opening address. He also undertook high-level bilateral meetings, including with Dr. Mladen Ivanic, Member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency. Read the news release here.
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