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ACI World Names Two New VPs

The Airports Council International (ACI) has appointed two new vice presidents to lead events and commercial services as well as the organization’s safety, security and operations. 

Pierre Charbonneau will serve as ACI World’s vice president of events and commercial services, having previously worked as the director of service delivery at Aéroports de Montréal. An industry veteran with over three decades of experience, Charbonneau also served as the director of passenger experience and facilitation for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the director of service delivery for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and a variety of leadership roles at Air Canada  before joining ACI World. 

“I’m thrilled to join ACI World and eagerly anticipate contributing to the organization’s success for the benefit our members and the wider aviation community,” said Charbonneau of the appointment. “ACI World’s exceptional events and pertinent programs and services play a key role in the organization’s mission of building airport excellence across the globe.”

Joining Charbonneau is Darryl Dowd, who will serve as ACI World’s vice president of safety, security, and operations. Dowd, a 20-year industry veteran, joins ACI World after serving as the COO of Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. Prior to Southport, Dowd worked as the vice president of operations for Winnipeg Airports Authority as well as several key operational roles at Greater Toronto Airports Authority. 

ACI World director general and CEO Luis Felipe de Oliveira welcomed the new hires. “They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their respective roles, and we are confident that their leadership will further strengthen ACI World’s commitment to advancing safety, security, and operational excellence, as well as enhancing our event offerings and commercial strategies. We look forward to their valuable contributions to our global membership and the broader aviation community.”