ACI Asia-Pacific has named Tasneem Ejaz of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, India, as Young Executive of the Year 2019.
The ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award (YEA) is an annual research paper competition which encourages young talents in the Asia-Pacific region to contribute innovative solutions for current aviation industry issues.
For 2018, candidates were required to contribute innovative solutions on the topic ‘How can airports understand and capitalize on their passengers’ needs to advance their strategic visions?’
Seven submissions were received and reviewed by a panel of judges chaired by Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al-Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports and secretary treasurer of ACI Asia-Pacific.
The panel concluded that the Ejaz’s submission demonstrated substantial research effort and provided thoughtful recommendations on understanding and fulfilling passengers’ needs in the context of airports.
Patti Chau, regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, said, “I would like to congratulate Tasneem Ejaz for the impressive findings demonstrated in his paper. His submission provided innovative case studies for airports to reference on meeting passengers’ needs and expectations.
“Although it is expected that the global aviation community will face a shortage of skilled aviation professionals, this year’s high standard submissions demonstrate that we have many young talents in our region who are passionate about the aviation industry.”
The award ceremony for YEA will take place alongside the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition (WAGA) being held in Hong Kong on April 3.