Raymond Benjamin is Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization since August 2009. His extensive career in civil aviation spans more than 30 years. It includes 13 years as Executive Secretary of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) where he was responsible for the development of policy advice and strategic options to the President and to the 42 Member States of the Conference. Prior to joining ECAC, Mr. Benjamin was Chief of the Aviation Security Branch of the Air Transport Bureau of ICAO from 1989 to 1994. Among his responsibilities was the provision of advice to the Secretary General and the President of the Council on security policy matters and the development of a worldwide airport assessment and technical assistance programme. He also served as Air Transport Officer and Deputy Secretary of ECAC from 1982 to 1989 and held various positions in the Civil Aviation Administration of France from 1973 to 1982.
Mr. Benjamin holds a Master’s degree in Public Law and Diplomas from the Institute of Political Studies and the Institute of Higher International Studies, Paris.
A French citizen, he was born on 24 November 1945, in Alexandria, Egypt.