Since 2009, Capt. Aysha Al Hameli has been the Representative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Capt. Al Hameli has over 16 years of civil aviation experience covering aviation safety, security, environmental protection, regulations, international negotiations and strategic management. Recently she was elected to be the first vice President of the ICAO Council for the period 2016-2017.
As the first female pilot in the UAE, Capt. Al Hameli’s work has inspired many women from the region to pursue careers in aviation. She is an active speaker in national and international venues advocating the role of women in aviation. Recognizing her contribution to the development of gender equality and civil aviation, Capt. Al Hameli has received numerous awards, both in the UAE and internationally.
Capt. Al Hameli has a Master of Science in Air Transport Management from City University of London and a degree (BA SBS) in International Studies from Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. She is a qualified commercial pilot and certified flight instructor. Moreover, she has attended senior executive training courses at renowned international institutions such as Harvard University, Singapore Aviation Academy, IATA and Zayed Diplomatic Academy.