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Young Executive Award 2023

We are delighted to announce the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive Award 2023 is now open for application.


The topic of this year’s award programme is “The Future of Airport Workforce”. Entry is open to one participant per ACI Asia-Pacific member.  


The winner will receive a cash award of US$1,000 and a scholarship for the Airport Operations Diploma Programme (online self-study). As incentive for nominating a candidate, we are offering the airport of the winning candidate an additional scholarship to any one ACI Global Training Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Course, virtual or classroom (excluding travel fare)  


YEA 2023 Programme Details
YEA 2023 Application Form


  • Each ACI Asia-Pacific airport member is entitled to nominate one candidate for this competition.
  • Each entry must be accompanied by the completed application Form, also signed by the CEO/ ACI Asia-Pacific Official Representative of the airport supporting the candidate's nomination.
  • Each candidate must send his/her paper together with the completed Young Executive Award 2023 Application Form and supporting documents to 


Submission Deadline: On or before Friday 16 December 2022, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (GMT +8).  



  • All candidates shall be at or under the age of 35 at the time of submission.
  • They should have a minimum of two years of work experience in aviation. 
  • Shall be currently serving at any ACI Asia-Pacific member airport 


Selection of the winner:

The Winner of the Young Executive Award will be decided by a panel of judges comprising relevant industry representatives.


Annoucement of the Winner
The winning Young Executive would be announced at the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, tentatively scheduled for May 2023. The winner will also be featured in ACI Asia-Pacific's publications and social media channels. ACI Asia-Pacific reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions.



Young Executive Award is an

opportunity for all of us to express our learnings and convert our understandings into solutions to address challenges faced by the aviation sector in our region.

Rekibuddin AHMED

Manager- Environment & Sustainability, Delhi International Airport Limited

Winner of the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive Award 2022


About Young Executive Award: Introduced in 2009, the Young Executive award is an annual research paper competition which honors the young airport executives who demonstrate strong passion for the aviation industry and propose innovative ideas to address the most pressing issues that the industry is facing today.


Past Award Recipients: 

The papers of the winner and Honourable Mentions are posted in the Library to encourage the promulgation of innovative ideas and best practices among the Asia-Pacific and Middle East airport community. For further details, read the press release.  




Honourable Mention



Honourable Mention



Honourable Mention

  • Mr. Naveen Raja Kannamala, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 
  • Mr. Abhishek Kumar, Mumbai International Airport Ltd 



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