Demonstrating South Africa's aviation service
excellence, Airports Company South Africa's (ACSA) Chief
Executive, Bongani Maseko, has been appointed to a
two-year term as Chair of the World Governing Board of
Airports Council International (ACI).
trade representative of the worldˇ¦s airports, is a
non-profit organisation that serves 623 members
operating 1 940 airports in 176 countries. Its purpose
is to advance the interests of airports and promote
excellence in airport management and operations around
According to ACSA, Maseko accepted the position after
being formally voted in by members at the recent ACI
Africa/World General Assembly held in Mauritius.
Maseko says he is honoured to take on the role of Chair
for ACI World. ˇ§The confidence that the ACI Assembly has
placed in me speaks to the role of African airports in
ensuring that they are competing with the best in the
world in terms of best practice on airport development,
management and operations.
ˇ§Aviation in Africa is slowly becoming a strong
contributor to global economic growth as the tourism
industry grows. The next 20 years will see the most
growth in passenger numbers coming from Africa,ˇ¨ says
Maseko, 49, first joined the industry at San Francisco
Airport, and boasts 24 years of experience in airport
management. He has a degree in Aviation Business
Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University, and Airport Systems Planning and Design and
Airport Ground Transportation Planning from the
University of California.
Acsa says that he joined the company in April 1999 and
was Acting Managing Director from October 2011 until his
appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Prior to
that, he was Group Executive of Airport Operations from
September 2004, and his earlier positions included
three-and-a-half years leading OR Tambo International
Airport as its General Manager.