Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer (COO) of Hamad International Airport, has been appointed as a regional board director of the ACI Asia-Pacific. The board represents the interests of around 603 airports in 49 countries and territories, which account for over 90% of commercial air traffic in Asia Pacific.
Following his successful time as special advisor to the board of ACI Asia-Pacific since 2017, the board’s decision was unanimous, noting his deep level of commitment in providing leadership and guidance on policy development.
Commenting on his new role, Al Meer said, “It is an honor and a pleasure to be appointed as a member of the ACI Asia-Pacific Board and have the opportunity to share our experience and exchange best practices with our industry leaders.
It is also a significant distinction for Qatar’s air transport sector and reflects Hamad International Airport’s international recognition. At a time that is critical for the aviation industry and the airports sector within it, I aim to contribute, at the Asia-Pacific level, toward the challenges we are facing such as capacity, security, and the environment and use our clear advantage of being part of a global organization to act in an integrated manner.
“I look forward to collaborating with my peers in the years to come and would like to thank ACI board members for their trust”.
Patti Chau, regional director of ACI Asia-Pacific, added, “We are honored to have Engr Badr Mohammed Al Meer join ACI Asia-Pacific as a member of our regional board. Hamad International Airport is one of the most dynamic business and transport hubs connecting the world. We look forward to Mr Al Meer’s leadership and contribution to this very diverse region.”