ACI World appoints Luis Felipe de Oliveira as director general

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The Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board has announced that Luis Felipe de Oliveira will be the new director general of ACI World.

Currently executive director and CEO of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), de Oliveira will officially take up the role of director general in June 2020, with a 30-day formal transition. He will succeed Angela Gittens, who is to retire at the end of June.

“De Oliveira is an aviation leader with decades of experience in business development and strategic planning, and has led international teams in the private and non-profit sectors,” ACI World governing board chair Martin Eurnekian said. “Throughout his career in the aviation industry he has established a strong record of building relationships at a global level and in the Americas, Middle East and Africa regions to advocate on behalf of the organizations he has represented. This experience will stand him in good stead at ACI World.”

Prior to joining ALTA, de Oliveira held senior international roles with World Fuel Services and Shell, leading sales and business development activities across Latin America, Africa and Europe. He has also worked for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) leading global initiatives and fuel, airport and air traffic control campaigns for the Americas, Africa and the Middle East regions.

“ACI has had a long and mutually productive relationship with ALTA and with Luis Felipe de Oliveira,” ACI World director general Angela Gittens said. “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.”


Interested in hearing more from ACI World? Several experts from ACI will be presenting at this year’s Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE. The full program can be found here. 

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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