Salvatore Sciacchitano to be president of the Icao council
The 36-member governing body of the international civil aviation organisation (Icao), the Icao council, has elected Salvatore Sciacchitano of Italy as its president for a three-year term, beginning 1 January 2020. He succeeds Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria, who has held the position for two consecutive terms since 2014.
Sciacchitano’s candidacy had been endorsed by the 44 general directors of the European civil aviation conference. His election follows an accomplished 39-year career in aviation, during which he served inter alia as general director of the Italian airworthiness authority (RAI), as deputy general director of the Italian civil aviation authority (Enac), and in many other international positions including executive secretary of the European civil aviation conference. Sciacchitano is fluent in English, French and Italian. (mw)