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22 February 2017   ACI Asia-Pacific Announces the Young Executive of the Year 2017

[February 22, 2017 – Hong Kong] ACI Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce that Ms. Surabhi Rana of Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd is named as the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year 2017.

 

A total of sixteen submissions were received this year and the papers were reviewed by a Panel of Judges (the Panel) chaired by Mr. Emmanuel Menanteau, Co-CEO of Kansai Airports and Secretary Treasurer of ACI Asia-Pacific.

 

The Panel concluded that the submission of Ms. Surabhi Rana, on the topic Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Emerging Airports in the 21st Century, offered practical solutions that may be considered by small and emerging airports in order to remain viable and competitive.

 

Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific said, “I would like to congratulate Ms. Surabhi Rana of Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd for her outstanding work on the paper Challenges and Opportunities for Small and Emerging Airports in the 21st Century. Her research covered all aspects of small and emerging airports, in particular the challenges they face. I am proud that we have many young talents in our region as we received very high standard research papers this year. I wish to congratulate all other participants as well for demonstrating their pragmatic ideas in tackling our industry challenges through their research papers.”

 

The Panel also unanimously decided to give Honorable Mentions to Ms. Maddalena Angelica Gabrielli of Brisbane Airport Corporation PTY Limited and Ms. Sandy Kwan of Airport Authority Hong Kong for their papers on Achieving Sustainability for Airports in Asia-Pacific. Their submissions were very comprehensive and demonstrated thorough understanding on the topic. 

 

ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award is a research paper competition, introduced in 2009, to encourage and promote innovative ideas and solutions to challenges facing the aviation industry. The outstanding young talent who contributes the best research paper on a selected topic will be honored as the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year. This year’s candidates were required to submit research papers on one of the topics below:

 

  • Achieving Sustainability for Airports in Asia-Pacific
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Small & Emerging Airports in the 21st Century

 

The award presentation ceremony will be held on April 11, 2017 at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly in Doha, Qatar. For more information about the event, please visit event website at http://aci-apaa2017.com/.

 

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