The 36-State governing body of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the ICAO Council, has appointed Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar of Colombia as the new Secretary General of the Organization for a three-year term, beginning 1 August 2021.
Mr Salazar said: “I want to thank the Council of ICAO for providing a very strong mandate and for supporting a vision to work together for the recovery of aviation in all regions and to restore the confidence in the international civil aviation system.“
“I would like to congratulate Juan Carlos on his new appointment. His winning personality, his active participation, his collaborative spirit will be a valuable addition to our industry. Colombia has a long history in aviation starting from its very early days. We are looking forward to working with Juan Carlos and to continuing our close relation with ICAO.” added Dr Kostas Iatrou, Director General of Hermes – Air Transport Organisation.
Since January 2018, Mr. Salazar has been serving as Director General of Civil Aviation of Colombia at Aerocivil, a complex civil aviation organization with more than 3,100 employees and 12 trade unions. He is in charge of a network of 72 public airports and of the sole air navigation service provider in a country that serves as a key hub for air routes in Latin America. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Colombian Civil Aviation Organisation and as Senior Advisor to the Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates.
Finally Mr. Salazar is member of Hermes since 13 December 2019.