ICAO Council Appoints New Secretary General

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has appointed Mr. Raymond Benjamin to the post of Secretary General. Mr. Benjamin, a national of France, succeeds Dr. Taïeb Chérif whose term expires on 31st July 2009.

The appointment is for a period of three years and Mr. Benjamin will assume his functions on 1st August 2009.

The Council made the decision at the fourth meeting of its 186th Session, 27th February 2009.