ACI Asia Pacific Names Qin Zhang as Young Executive of the Year 2011

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific has named Ms. Qin Zhang of Shanghai International Airport Company Limited, China,  as the winner of ACI Asia Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award 2011.

The ACI Asia Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award was first introduced in 2009. It aims to honor the young airport executives who show strong passion for the aviation industry and propose innovative ideas to address the critical issues facing todays industry.

Each ACI Asia Pacific airport member is entitled to nominate one candidate for this award. The candidates are to submit research papers on one of the following topics:

Comprehensive Review of Airport Business Models
Aviation Security in Passenger Terminal Buildings
Problems and Solutions in the Implementation of Safety Management System (SMS)

A panel of judges then reviews the submissions and selects the winner based on the quality and potential contribution to the aviation industry made by the research paper.

Mr. Dennis Chant, Managing Director, Queensland Airports Limited and Chairman of the Panel of Judges said, We have faced some very challenging times in the last decade and the objective of launching this award is to encourage young executives in the region to contribute innovative inputs to cope with the challenges. I would like to congratulate Ms. Zhang from Shanghai International Airport Company Limited for her distinctive viewpoints suggested in her research paper. We have received sixteen submissions this year I must say the competition is fierce. I am glad that we have a pool of brilliant young executives in our region who have brought forth some innovative ideas which could be converted to successful commercial ventures!

Ms. Qin Zhang is now working in the Marketing Department of Shanghai International Airport Company Limited as the Air Services Manager. Ms. Zhang will be awarded with a complementary trip to New Delhi, India where she will make a presentation to the Asia Pacific Regional Assembly to share her findings on the topic: Comprehensive Review of Airport Business Models.

The judges also decided to give honorable mentions to two other outstanding candidates, Mr. Motohiro Futamata, Manager, Airport Operation Division, Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. (Centrair) and Mr. Arif Al Amri, Cargo Operations Manager, Dubai Airports.

The Trophy Award Ceremony will be held on 6 April 2011 during the 6th ACI Asia Pacific Regional Assembly to be held in New Delhi, India.

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