Emmanuel Menanteau to be next president of ACI Asia-Pacific
Emmanuel Menanteau will become the new president of ACI Asia-Pacific on June 1, succeeding Changi Airport Group CEO, Seow Hiang Lee, whose time in the hot-seat has come to an end.
Menanteau – Cambodia Airports’ CEO and VINCI Airports’ area director for the USA, Europe and South East Asia – is a familiar face at ACI conferences across the globe and long time Board member.
His appointment, moving up from the position of first vice president, was approved at the 17th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly held in Singapore today.
Commenting on his new role, Menanteau, said: “I am profoundly honoured to preside over ACI Asia-Pacific for the upcoming two years.
“We have clear objectives: supporting the recovery of air traffic and connectivity in the Asia Pacific region and speeding up its sustainable transition.
“Following in Seow Hiang Lee’s footsteps, which I congratulate for his outstanding work, we will continue to uphold high standards of excellence in airport operations while simultaneously pursuing the industry’s action plan towards net zero emissions by 2050.”
Lee, who has served as the president of ACI Asia-Pacific for last four years, will continue to be part of the Board as Immediate past president.
He said: “ACI continues to be a positive force for the industry, and this has been demonstrated in our efforts to facilitate travel resumption – from advocating the use of digital Covid certificate to the mutual recognition of health status for more efficient clearance of travellers across countries.
“This has been particularly beneficial for the reopening of travel in our region. Under Emmanuel’s strong leadership, I am confident that ACI Asia-Pacific will continue to be a strong advocate for our region, to aid travel recovery as the industry bounces back.”
Four new Regional Board Directors were also named at the Board Meeting for a three-year term, commencing June 2022.
The new Regional Board Directors are:
• Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Bin Mahmood, managing director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
• Kyung Wook Kim, president and CEO of Incheon International Airport Corporation
• Cheok Kuan Kan, executive director of Macau International Airport Company Limited
• Hyeong Jung Yoon, president and CEO of Korea Airports Corporation