ASA Leadership Forum 2023

20th - 22nd Sep 2023 Grand Hyatt Athens
ASA (The Airport Services Association) will bring The 2nd ASA Leadership Forum to Athens. It serves as a platform for conducting business and exploring opportunities with current and prospective customers, ultimately benefiting the industry.
ASA Leadership Forum 2023
Jesper Rasmussen
Director Flight Standards, EASA
Jesper Rasmussen has been director for Flight Standards in EASA since 2017. He is responsible for the development of regulations and oversight (standardisation) of EU National Authorities in the domains of Aircraft Maintenance, Production, Air Operations, Aircrew & Training, Aerodromes and Ground Handling. His responsibilities also cover approval & oversight of production, maintenance and training organisations mainly outside the EU. Prior to joining EASA Jesper Rasmussen was the deputy director general in the Danish transport authority, where he since 2012 has been responsible for aviation safety as well as railway safety. Before entering into aviation, Jesper Rasmussen occupied for 20 years other posts in the Danish central government administration in the Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Industry. Jesper Rasmussen has a Ph.d in social sciences.
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Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez
Civil Aviation and Tourism Services Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez is the Civil Aviation and Tourism Services Secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) supporting the General Secretary and Chairs in leading the sections. Gabriel started his career in the aviation industry as a Cabin Crew member in 1988 and had served as leader of the National Cabin Crew union of Argentina for 12 years before joining the ITF. He was appointed by the Executive Board of the ITF in 2009 to take responsibility of leading the secretariat of the Civil Aviation and Tourism Services Sections of the organisation with headquarters in London, UK. He has represented the ITF aviation unions in several international fora and UN agencies (e.g. International Civil Aviation Organization –ICAO- and International Labour Organization –ILO-) leading delegations of union leaders into the discussions of the present and future of the aviation industry.  
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Fabio Gamba
Director General, ASA
Fabio Gamba is a seasoned manager in Air Transport, with more than 20 years in the industry. Gamba started his career at the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) upon his return to Geneva in the late 90s, then joined The Boeing Company as a Deputy Director Air Traffic Management in Brussels. Gamba proceeded with the position of Deputy SG of the now defunct Association of European Airlines (AEA), before leading the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) during six years until 2016. He is currently managing two Associations in parallel, namely the Airline Catering Association (ACA) based in Belgium, and the Airport Services Association (ASA) based in Switzerland. 
ASA Leadership Forum 2023
Mark Pilling
Editor, ARGS
Mark Pilling is an experienced journalist, editor and publisher covering the global airline and aviation industry for 25 years. In the 1990s and 2000s he was the editor of several leading industry titles, including Airline Business, Airports International and Airport World. He went on to become publisher of the FlightGlobal aviation brands, featuring flightglobal.com, Flight International and Flight Daily News, and helped establish FlightGlobal (now Cirium) as a leading aviation data and information business. Today, Mark is a consulting editor at FlightGlobal, the editor of Airline Routes & Ground Services magazine, a contributing editor at Arabian and African Aerospace and anchor at Times Aerospace TV, and contributing editor for leading aviation sustainability website GreenAir News.
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Atilla Korkmazoglu
President GH, Çelebi
Atilla Korkmazoglu is current Chairman of ASA. Korkmazoglu has 30 years experience in the Ground Handling Industry and took several operational ad executive roles at Celebi Group. He is currently President for Ground Handling & Cargo (EMEA) for Celebi.
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Mete Erna
General Manager, Havas
Mete Erna began his professional life in the aviation industry in 1995 at Havas. Undertaking several positions at various airlines and ground handling companies in Turkey, and abroad, Erna re-joined Havaş in 2014 and continued his role in sales, marketing, and business development operations. Erna worked as the Deputy General Manager in charge of Sales and Marketing since October 2017 and was assigned as Acting General Manager of Havas from July 1st, 2020, and as General Manager as from October 1st, 2020.
ASA Leadership Forum 2023
Warwick Brady
CEO, Swissport
Warwick Brady was appointed President & CEO of Swissport International as of 1 May 2021. Prior to joining Swissport, Warwick was the CEO of Esken Limited, formerly Stobart Group, a British infrastructure, aviation and energy company with operations in the UK and Ireland. He served as Chief Operating Officer at easyJet for nearly eight years and was part of the leadership team that transformed the airline into a FTSE 100 business. His previous roles include the posts as Chief Executive Officer of Mandala Airlines in Indonesia, Chief Operating Officer at Air Deccan/Kingfisher in India and Deputy Operations Director at Ryanair plc. He previously held board positions at Airline Group and NATS and was Deputy CEO of Buzz.
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Mohamed Hanno
Chairman & CEO, ASE Group
Mohamed is a experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry and travel industry. He is a board member of Airport Services Association - ASA and a member of the IATA Ground operation Group - GOG. ( GOG IS acting as an advisor to the OPC, IATA management and other relevant IATA bodies on all matters related to the ground operations. It will also be approving changes to the AHM and IGOM ). Mohamed holds skills in negotiation, operations management and tourism. Mohamed is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts, Department of English Language and Literature, Ain Shams University.
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Ricardo Aparecido Miguel
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Glyn Hughes
Director General, TIACA
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Chris Notter
Editor, The EVA Podcast
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David Barker
DSVP Airport Ops, dnata
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Philipp Joeinig
CEO, Menzies Aviation
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Murat Nursel
Senior Vice President, Qatar Aviation Services
Murat joined the aviation industry in 1995 and has been taking various executive roles since then. He is currently leading Qatar Aviation Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qatar Airways and is the sole ground handler at two Airports in Qatar. He is responsible for driving a workforce of more than 9,000 people in delivering world-class ground handling services to 36+ airlines, 225,000+ aircraft movements and 41 million+ passenger movements per annum. He also oversees the company’s ongoing expansion efforts into emerging markets in addition to being an Executive member of Qatar Airways Investment and Cost Control committees
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Dr. Christos Tsitouras
HCAA Governor, Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority
Dr. Christos Tsitouras is a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of “The City University of New York”, holder of the following degrees: Ph.D., M.Ph., M.Eng. and B.Sc.. With a strong academic background, he contributed to the Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Department at the City College of New York, USA, for ten years as a lecturer and research fellow. Throughout his career, Dr. Tsitouras has been actively involved in esteemed scientific institutions and his research findings have been published in prestigious international journals. His expertise and knowledge have led him to assume critical managerial roles in both public and private sectors, demonstrating his competence and leadership abilities in Greece and abroad.
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Nicolas Rallo
Regional Director, European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Mr. Nicolas Rallo is the Regional Director for the ICAO "European and North Atlantic" (EUR/NAT) Office in Paris, France. He oversees 56 States in Europe, the North Atlantic, Asia, and North Africa, supporting ICAO's strategic objectives in aviation safety, air navigation capacity, aviation security, environmental protection, and sustainable air transport development. With 30 years of experience in civil aviation, Mr. Rallo joined ICAO in 2003 and held various positions, including chief of the "Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme" (USOAP) at Headquarters. He provided implementation support to States in Europe, South-East Asia, and the Pacific, both at technical and strategic levels. In 2020, he coordinated ICAO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as requested by the Secretary General. Before joining ICAO, Mr. Rallo worked in aircraft accident investigation, aerodrome safety, and environmental protection in France and Brazil. He holds a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Postgraduate degree in Human Factors for the Design of Aerospace Human-Machine Systems. Mr. Rallo is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and holds French and Italian citizenship.
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Dr. Diego Alonso-Tabares
Airport Operations Sr. Engineer, Airbus
Dr. Diego Alonso Tabares has a MSc Aeronautical Engineering & Airport Engineering from UPM of Madrid and a PhD in IT from UPS in Toulouse. He joined the A380 Programme in the Airport Compatibility Department of Airbus in 2003 for the preparation of the entry into service of the A380. Since 2007 he has been working in Airbus Engineering Airport Operations Department taking care of aircraft-airport integration issues for in service, in development and future aircraft. Diego is an expert in airport Ground Operations and holds several positions in international committees for aircraft Ground Equipment.

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