Kamil Al-Awadhi

Regional Vice President, Africa & The Middle East


Kamil is Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East (AME), one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing regions in aviation. Kamil represents IATA in 68 countries, serving 57 airlines across AME. He leads the execution of IATA’s global strategic priorities at the regional level and advocates on behalf of industry to maintain global safety levels, enhance connectivity particularly across Africa, to reduce costs for airlines and to ensure the sustainability of air transport in the region.

He works hand in hand with regional partners such as AACO, ACAO AFCAC, AFRAA, and ICAO regional offices towards the advancement of air transport as a social and economic enabler and driver in the region.


Hub Stage

15 November 2021 | 10:35 - 11:25 | Keynote Panel: Disruption and crisis management managing unpredictable risk

The entire aviation ecosystem needs to be fully prepared to respond in a coordinated, collaborative manner to avoid detrimental results. It’s now more critical than ever to have solid contingencies and fluid polices This session will discuss how the industry can better prepare for economic unrest, security breaches, cyber threats, and future pandemics to have minimal impact on the aviation eco-system.

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