ACI-LAC announces new members of its Board of Directors

Panama, January 15, 2024 – The Dominican Republic’s Mónika Infante, CEO of AERODOM, assumes the presidency of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) for the period 2024 – 2025. She is the first woman to lead the association since it was founded in 1991. Infante will be joined on the Executive Committee by Ezequiel Barrenecha, president of TAGSA and former president of ACI-LAC; Juan José Salmón, CEO of Lima Airport Partners; Evans Avendaño, CEO of Airports Peru; Raúl Revuelta, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico; and Jorge Rosillo, CEO of ECOGAL. The new Board of Directors was elected by ACI-LAC’s member airports during the last Annual General Meeting, held on November 6, 2023.

The following members complete the ACI-LAC Board of Directors:

  • Ralph Cutié, CEO of Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
  • Natalí Leal, General Manager of OPAIN
  • Héctor Navarrete, Regional Airports Manager of ASUR
  • Rogério Amado Barzellay, President of INFRAERO
  • Martin Eurnekian, President of AA2000
  • Karen Strougo, CEO of Aeroportos de Amazônia
  • Raffoul Arab, General Manager of Tocumen International Airport
  • Angeline Flemming, Director Health, Safety and Sustainability of the Aruba Airport Authority
  • Nathalie Sebatien, CEO of Martinique Airport
  • Shane Munroe, CEO of MBJ Airports Limited
  • Ricardo Hernández, CEO of AERIS Costa Rica
  • Jorge Gutiérrez de Velasco Rodríguez, General Manager of Querétaro International Airport
  • Fernando Santiago Yus, President and CEO of AENA Brazil
  • Ricardo Dueñas, CEO of Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte – OMA

The following Regional Advisors also join the Board of Directors:

  • Gustavo Figueiredo, CEO of GRU Airport
  • Alberto Smith, Director Operations Landside & Cargo of Punta Cana International Airport
  • Kurt Menal, Managing Director of BVI Airports Authority
  • Diego Arrosa, CEO of Aeropuertos Uruguay
  • Mario Diaz, CEO of Houston Airport Systems
  • Carlos Javier Villazón Salem, General Director of Aeropuertos y Servicios Auxiliares S.A.
  • Ramesh Ghir, CEO of Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation
  • Andrew O’Brian, CEO of Centerline Airport Partners

“I am pleased to welcome Monika Infante, CEO of AERODOM, as the new Chair of the ACI-LAC Board of Directors. Monika is the first woman to lead this organization after serving in various roles on the ACI-LAC board. I am sure that with her support and leadership our association will be full of new initiatives for the industry, our members and the region, especially in the areas of sustenability, innovation and technology, among others,” said Rafael Echevarne, general director of ACI-LAC.

He added, “I thank all the members of the incoming Board of Directors for assuming this important commitment and I am confident that they will work hard to take ACI-LAC to new levels of success and prosperity. Together, we will continue to drive social, environmental and economic development in the region.”

Monika Infante Henriquez, President of ACI-LAC and CEO of AERODOM commented, “I am honored to serve and collaborate with the 86 members who operate more than 350 airports in 41 countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region to build a more resilient and sustainable industry. ACI LAC is an effective and respected voice, acting as a unique center of expertise. Looking to the future and its challenges, it reinforced the relevance of ACI LAC to drive important initiatives together with all our partners, authorities and stakeholders in favor of liberalization, sustainability and decarbonization of the industry.”

ACI-LAC is the regional office of Airports Council International, founded in 1991, to represent the interests of airport operators in Latin America and the Caribbean. ACI-LAC seeks to coordinate collaborative efforts with its member airports to ensure that the airport industry generates social, environmental and economic development in the region. ACI-LAC currently has 86 members operating more than 350 airports in 41 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region as well as active working committees dedicated to operational safety, economic and commercial, sustainability, human resources, facilitation, AVSEC, and legal affairs.

Author: ACI-LAC