Athena Aviation announces Colin Smith as new Board Advisor

Friday 10th August 2012

Athena Aviation is pleased to announce the addition of Colin Smith as a member of the Board Advisor group. Colin is the Regional Director of the New York New Jersey Port Authority for the EMEA region and has worked in the aviation industry for over three decades.

Colin was the Partner of the Aviation consulting practice at Beddows & Company before taking on the role of Vice President International at Trans World Airlines (TWA) where he worked on alliance strategy and the restructuring of International as the airline was acquired by American Airlines. More recently, Colin has served as the Regional Director of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority, with responsibility for airline and airport relationships, as well as maritime port facilities, bridges and tunnels. His geographical areas of coverage span Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

As a consultant for more than fifteen years, Colin worked for several well known airlines including Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Icelandair, Air Malta, Aer Lingus, TWA and Ukraine International (UIA) He has also worked for the EBRD on airport projects in the Former Soviet Union.

“It’s a pleasure to have Colin on board,” said Sudeep Ghai of the new addition to the Board Advisor team, “Colin’s experience as both a consultant and industry executive will help us stay focused on delivering practical and effective consulting support to our clients.”

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