Kadri Samsunlu has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for ACI World

posted on 27th June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Kadri Samsunlu has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for ACI World

Kadri Samsunlu, the CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport, has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for ACI World, an umbrella organization for the sub-councils representing five continents in the world aviation sector.

iGA Istanbul Airport has received two awards from ACI Europe for its achievements in HR policies and sustainability projects.

At the ACI Europe General Assembly, organised between 22 and 24 June in Rome, Italy, it was announced that Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of iGA Istanbul Airport, had been elected as an Executive Board Member for ACI World.

Airports Council International (ACI World) has a total of 717 members operating in 185 countries and regions, including 1,950 airports.

ACI World, which carries out policy-making, training, and research and development activities for the development of the industry and the progress of aviation, is one of the most important global umbrella organisations in the world aviation sector.

The executive board members, elected from among the 717 members, represent their countries on the ACI World Board of Directors and are responsible for the execution of the decisions made regarding the aviation industry.

CEO of iGA, Kadri Samsunlu, joins the ACI World Board of Directors

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of the iGA Istanbul Airport, expressed that he was proud to represent the Turkish aviation industry at ACI World, one of the most important organisations of the aviation industry in the world, and he said, “ACI World has entrusted us with a very important duty.

“This duty brings with it a tremendous responsibility. Last year, I was elected to the Board of Directors of ACI Europe. This year, I have learned that I will serve on the Board of Directors of ACI World.

“During his tenure as a member of the Board of Directors of ACI World, strengthening the relations between ACI and the Turkish aviation sector at each level and striving to create the highest value for all stakeholders through sustainable growth will be among our priority targets.”

Referring to the election of Samsunlu to the ACI World board of directors, ACI World General Director, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, said, “We are pleased that Mr. Kadri Samsunlu, CEO of İGA Istanbul Airport, has joined the ACI World Board of Directors, which consists of 28 representatives elected by regional ACI councils.

“As the CEO of a leading global hub, Mr. Samsunlu’s rich experiences and insights will undoubtedly benefit both our members and the global airport industry. We look forward to the start of his term on the ACI World Board of Directors.”