Kashif Khalid is currently leading the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) industry activities and projects in the Middle East & Africa region providing leadership and guidance to Airlines, Airports, ANSP's, Civil Aviation Authorities, Security Agencies and Governments to further develop IATA’s mission, projects and advocacy initiatives. With a core focus on the Airports, Passenger Experience and Global Facilitation programs.
Formerly he was Head - Assets & Acquisitions at Abu Dhabi Airports, managing the Global M&A function for the Government entity as well as the development, modernization, and operations strategy of the Airports portfolio. Which included multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment and development programs, including Abu Dhabi’s crowning jewel, the iconic 700,000 sqm Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
He has advised global Governments and Airport Investors/Operators on both Greenfield and brownfield redevelopment projects, Operations & Management programs, privatizations, public private partnerships and associated infrastructure planning, development, and concessions.