Hussein Dabbas

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Regional Vice President, Africa and Middle East

Hussein Dabbas is IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa & Middle East based in Amman – Jordan since 2012

His responsibilities include defining IATA’s members’ priorities and needs, Implementing IATA policies and promoting its services, ensure that the clearing of over $24 billion Dollars annually is done in a safe and timely manner. Working with airline Presidents and Directors of Civil Aviation in the region to push for a more secure and safe industry through the implementation of the IATA safety standards. Promote the value aviation brings to the economies of the countries and the promotion of the liberalization of the industry. In addition he contributes expertise in corporate strategy, commercial strategy and business planning to the stakeholders.

Before joining IATA in June 2012, Hussein was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines for three years after spending over thirty years with the airline in senior roles, including Vice President Commercial and Services and Regional Director for the USA based in New York. Hussein holds a Master’s Degree in International Management and Marketing from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, California, USA.