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Kurt Menal appointed new Managing Director of BVIAA

Kurt Menal appointed new Managing Director of BVIAA

Kurt Menal has been announced as the new Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) effective yesterday, Monday, January 24.
According to a press release from the Airports Authority, Menal hails from his most recent post of Deputy General Manager at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

It continued by saying the new Managing Director comes to the BVIAA with 25 plus years of experience in the aviation industry.

“Much of his experience is at the managerial level including those in his native homeland of St Lucia where he attained the highest-ranking position in the aviation industry, that of Acting Chief Aviation Officer at the Ministry of External Affairs Trade and Civil Aviation, Government of St Lucia,” the press release said.

The new Managing Director also held other senior posts at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, at the Piarco International Airport including Manager of Airports Operations and Health & Safety Environment Manager.

In St Lucia, he was also Chief Aviation Officer and Air Traffic Control Officer with the St Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority.

According to Menal’s LinkedIn profile description, he possesses multidimensional skills in operations management, airports, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), safety management systems, risk assessment and strategic management.

In addition to Menal’s years of experience, the press release noted he holds a Master of Science degree from the City, University of London along with several other certifications in the aviation field acquired over the years.

He holds certification in International Airport Professional designation. The holder of this designation is recognised by Airports Council International, and ICAO as having achieved highly rigorous standards of expertise in the field of airport management.

Menal also possesses a Post Graduate Certificate in Air Safety Management from the City, University of London. Additionally, he has a Diploma in Civil Aviation Management from the Singapore Aviation Academy
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