Mr. Meshesha Belayneh is Deputy Director of the Technical Cooperation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and also heads its Global Aviation Training Office as Chief.
With over thirty years of experience, Mr. Belayneh has held leading positions of Statistician, Planner, Director General, Chief Executive Officer, Representative on the ICAO Council, and ICAO Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. He also served as Vice President of the African Civil Aviation Commission.
Throughout his long career in transport, Mr. Belayneh was responsible for economic regulation of air transport, bilateral air services negotiations providing advice to Governments on air transport liberalization, and managing civil aviation authorities and airports by promoting efficient, safe, and reliable aviation services. He also has extensive experience in project management and resource mobilization.
Mr. Belayneh earned a BSc in Mathematics from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and an MSc in Transport Studies from Cranfield Institute of Technology in Bedford, United Kingdom.