El-Houry succeeds Korkmazoglu as ASA Chairman

The Aviation Services Association (ASA) has appointed Hassan El-Houry as Chairman, succeeding Atilla Korkmazoğlu on 1 July.

El-Houry is Executive Chairman of Menzies Aviation and the former CEO of National Aviation Services (NAS).

As CEO of NAS, he was instrumental in the acquisition of Menzies Aviation by Agility and its integration into NAS to create the world’s largest aviation service company by number of airports and countries served.

He has been an ASA board member since 2022 and he will play a pivotal leadership role as Chairman.

El-Houry said: “I look forward to building and strengthening industry partnerships and collaborating with regulators to enhance standards and improve the passenger experience. I am committed to advancing the ASA’s aims and working with members and partners around the world to make this happen.”

Fabio Gamba, Director General of ASA, added: “Hassan's extensive experience and visionary approach are invaluable assets that will bring ASA to new heights. His skills and credentials will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission globally and serve as a strong voice for the sector.”

Korkmazoğlu, who is President of Ground Handling and Cargo at Celebi has been the ASA Chairman since 2020 and membership has doubled in his time.

During his two terms, ASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ACI World, achieved formal recognition as a trusted partner by the International Civil Aviation Organization and launched the ASA Leadership Forum.

Korkmazoğlu said: “Representing the Association has been an honour, and while the responsibilities were significant, the satisfaction of seeing ASA develop and grow was immense. I remain committed to contributing to the association as a Supervisory Board Member and am confident that Hassan, along with the fantastic team, will elevate the association to new heights.”

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