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Aishath Nahula
Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation - Transport and Civil Aviation Maldives
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H.E José Ricardo Botelho
Director / President - National Civil Aviation Agency Brazil
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H.E. Garry Albert
CEO - Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority
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H.E. Ian Borg
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects - Malta
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Alessandro Cardi
Deputy Director General - ENAC, Italy - ENAC, Italy
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H.E. Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bowardi
Ministry of State for Defense - Minister of Defense
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Marcelo Sampaio
Deputy Minister - Ministry of Infrastructure – MINFRA Brazil
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Rodrigo Cruz
Deputy Executive Secretary - Ministry of Infrastructure - Brazil
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H.E. Dr Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada
Head of ACAA - Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority
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Sonja Strand

Vice President & General Manager- Honeywell

Sonja Strand, Vice President & General Manager of Honeywell’s Global Airports Business, part of the Honeywell Building Solutions’ strategic business unit, which is based in Dubai United Arab Emirates.


Sonja’s core responsibility is to drive the business strategy, offering and product development, sales & strategic marketing as well as the operations for all airside solutions globally.


Prior to joining Honeywell in 2015, Sonja served in various management roles; most recently as the Global Director of Airport lighting at Hella, and Chairperson of the Board of Hella Induperm A/S where she was responsible for all Airport lighting solutions.


Prior to this, Sonja worked as a Senior Consultant with KPMG where she applied her earlier airports experience for managing various processes such as technology improvement projects for airports and airlines.  She also worked for various airports in Germany in varied roles ; training, organization development, passenger handling and security systems and finally working her way to the role of head of ground handling, fire station and engineering.


Sonja holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn, Germany as well as Bachelor's Degree in Business Law from the University of Hagen, Germany.