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ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Operational Safety Committee

The ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Operational Safety Committee is a standing technical body responsible for promoting aerodrome operational best practices and formulating collective positions for airport operators on issues related to aerodrome safety. Its mandate, structure and meeting rules are defined in its terms of reference. Its members are typically senior airfield operations managers or aerodrome SMS managers. The committee usually meets twice a year.

The Chair and the Vice-Chair are elected to two-year terms by members of the committee. Permanent employees of ACI Asia-Pacific member airports with current responsibility in aerodrome operations or implementation and maintenance of aerodrome SMS are encouraged to join the committee by completing and returning the nomination form. The current members and past chairs with their years of service are listed below:

Chair: Narayanasamy Venkatachalapathy, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited
Vice-chair: José Manuel Cohen Marçal, Macau International Airport



  • Adel Abdulgader Aalouh, GACA, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Akira Asakura, Narita International Airport Corporation
  • Anil Kumar Garg, Airports Authority of India
  • David Wilson, Oman Airports Management Company
  • Fuad Farooq Mohamed Saleh Abdulkarim, Bahrain Airport Company
  • Herman Chung, Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • In Kie Na, Incheon International Airport Corporation
  • Jeongsu Kim, Korea Airports Corporation
  • Michael Chih-Chia Chen, Taoyuan Airport Corporation
  • Mohammad Elahinia, Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company
  • Mohd Zubir Mohd Meerah, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Naushad Mytheen Kannu, Dubai Airports
  • Oliver Kiesewetter, Changi Airport Group, Singapore
  • Pedro Cavém, Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited
  • Phethai Chanthima, Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited
  • Satya Subramaniam, Bangalore International Airport
  • Samer AL-Tayyan, Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan
  • Waleed Alhemeiri, Abu Dhabi Airports
  • Zengwu Xie, Beijing Capital International Airport Co.Ltd


Past Chairs:

  • 2016 - 2018 | Cheng Ling Perng, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd
  • 2014 - 2016 | Smaël Banse, Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan 
  • 2012 - 2014 | Eun-Byul Kim, Incheon International Airport Corporation
  • 2010 - 2011 | Zanita Zakaria, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd
  • 2008 - 2009 | Brett Patterson, Vancouver Airport Authority


For further information or to join this Committee, please contact Committee Secretary Mr. SL Wong, Head - Technical and Industry Affairs at


(Last Updated on 10 October 2019)