Airports Council International Asia-Pacific has appointed a new president and four new board members.

Emmanuel Menanteau has been appointed president of the association’s Regional Board, succeeding Seow Hiang Lee. Menanteau will be hold the role from June 1, 2022, until the end of 2024. The appointment was approved at the 17th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, hosted by Changi Airport Group, operator of Singapore Changi Airport.

Menanteau, who served ACI Asia-Pacific as the first vice president, represents Cambodia Airports, operated by VINCI Airports.

Outgoing president Seow Hiang Lee, CEO of Changi Airport Group, said: “It has been an exceptional four years, carrying the torch, especially over the last two years during the pandemic which has caused great disruptions to airports, to say the least.

“ACI continues to be a positive force for the industry, and this has been demonstrated in our efforts to facilitate travel resumption – from advocating the use of digital COVID certificates to the mutual recognition of health status for more efficient clearance of travellers across countries. This has been particularly beneficial for the reopening of travel in our region.

“Under Emmanuel’s strong leadership, I am confident that ACI Asia-Pacific will continue to be a strong advocate for our region, to aid travel recovery as the industry bounces back.”