English | हिन्दी After a gap of 12 years, Shefali Juneja of India became the first woman president of ICAO.

Shefali Juneja became the first woman president of ICAO

Category :  Appointment/Resignation   Published on: September 27 2021      

·        Shefali Juneja has been elected as the Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Safety Committee.

·        She is also the first woman to head this strategic committee.

·        Juneja has previously served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation dealing with international agreements from 2012 to 2019.

·        India has got this responsibility after a gap of 12 years.

Important facts

About the International Civil Aviation Organization

v ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments as signatory states to the Chicago Convention (1944) to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transportation.

v Founded: 4 April 1947

v Headquarters: Montreal, Canada

v Secretary General: Juan Carlos Salazar Gomezu