FOURTH PRESIDENT OF THE ICAO COUNCILTERM OF OFFICE: 2006-2013
Mr. Roberto Kobeh González served as President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 2006 to 2013. He was elected to the position after serving eight years as the Representative of Mexico on the Council. During that time, he served as First Vice-President of the Council, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and as a Member of the Air Transport Committee.
Beginning in 1966, Mr. Kobeh González held a number of posts of increasing responsibility with his Government’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics. As Deputy Director General in the areas of Administration and Air Transport, he took part in negotiations on bilateral agreements with various countries. From 1978 to 1997, he served as Director General of the Air Navigation Services of Mexico (SENEAM), the agency responsible for providing navigation, air traffic control, meteorology, and aeronautical communications services.
Mr. Kobeh González has also been a professor of aeronautical electronics at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.
Upon his retirement, in December 2013, the Organization’s governing body conferred on Mr. Kobeh the honorary title of “Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO” in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international civil aviation.