In accordance with the unanimous decision of the Board of Hermes and the decision of the 2020 Hermes AGM held virtually on 30 April, Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of ICAO Council was named honorary member of Hermes, in a ceremony held during the 2020 Summer Aviation Forum.
Jeff Poole in presenting the award said: “Salvatore Sciacchitano has had a distinguished career with the Italian government and Civil Aviation and stepped up recently to become President of the ICAO Council. That in itself is a measure of the man and his achievements. It is particularly important right now since under his leadership ICAO has initiated the successful CART process to help aviation address the COVID-19 issues. I am delighted on behalf of Hermes to award honorary membership to Salvatore”.
Salvatore Sciacchitano in accepting the award thanked Hermes, Jeff and Kostas Iatrou. He said that he has been “participating in Hermes events since the very beginning and that he had been one of those who have facilitated Hermes to be an observer in ICAO and to participate in last year’s ICAO Assembly. This is just the beginning since Hermes’s contribution will be valuable for ICAO. Now as an honorary member I am proud and more committed to work closer with Hermes”.