Co-author of the 2018 book: Global Megatrends and Aviation: path to future-wise organizations
Authored handbook: Best practices in the collection, analysis and presentation of aviation statistics
Delivered series of seminars at Coventry University (UK) 2018. Subjects: "Brexit and Aviation", "Open skies rollback?", and "Airports and airlines: partners or adversaries?"
Provided two-day seminar for 20 Chinese aviation leaders on forecasts and trends in aviation. Hosted by Boeing in Seattle.
As part of a 6-person team, spent three months preparing documents to earn aerodrome certification for Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
In May 2019 spent one week in Lagos leading seminar on aero-politics and on strategic planning for a large group of Nigerian airport executives. Repeated seminar in Geneva, Maputo, Jamaica and Kuala Lumpur with emphasis on high growth scenarios and capacity constraints
2007 thru present: Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP)
Highlight – Program hit 1,000 graduates in mid-2019, this amount of graduates exceeded all expectations
One of the four founding directors of the Airports Council International (ACI)/International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) program now in its 13th year
Works part-time for AMPAP as an instructor. This is the only global accreditation program for airport executives, over 1,000 graduates from 115 countries who have completed the program’s six courses
1994 thru 2006: Global aviation issues
Highlight – Traveling the world to interact with colleagues who were connected by their passion for aviation
As Director at Airports Council International (ACI-the airports’ trade association) in Geneva, Switzerland, headed committees which developed global policies for the organization’s 1700 member airports.
Delivered presentations on airport economic issues at meetings of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization, World Bank, INTERPOL, FAA and at many other international conferences.
Aviation and trade policy
Highlight – Representing my country in situations that called for cultural sensitivity and also at times, fluency in French and in Afghan Persian (Dari). Traveled to over 70 countries.
During 20-year career at U.S. Department of State, served at seven embassies on five continents. Specialized in trade, economics, transport and environmental affairs.
As member of U.S. delegation, participated in the Canadian and initial EU open skies talks and several other bilateral negotiations.
Successfully negotiated resolution of a U.S./EU trade dispute over market access for U.S. computer reservations systems.
During Washington assignment, testified on NAFTA trade issues before House sub-committees.
Performed customer service audit at Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Moderated panels at Passenger Terminal Expo (Amsterdam) on creating an airport brand, on airport cyber-security and on impacts of de-hubbing