Guwahati, April 28: Rekibuddin Ahmed, an environmental professional from Assam has won the prestigious Young Executive Award 2022, announced by ACI Asia-Pacific on April 28.
Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific is the global body of airports that represents airports' interests with governments and international organisations.
Established in 2009, the Young Executive Award programme continues to encourage the promulgation of innovative ideas and best practices from young professionals in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East airport community.
Ahmed is working as a manager of the environment at the Delhi International Airport Limited.
This year, papers addressed the theme "Adapting Airports to a Changing Climate in the Region". Ahmed demonstrated exceptional research, analysis and appropriate interventions in his submission, contributing to the aviation sector in becoming a more sustainable and resilient mode of transportation.
Ahmed did his schooling at Dalgaon Higher Secondary School in the Darrang district before completing his graduation in Physics at B Borooah College in Guwahati. He did M.Sc. in Energy Systems from UPES, Dehradun and further completed the M. Tech in Energy and Environment from IIT, Delhi.
Ahmed will be awarded a cash prize and scholarship to the ACI World Global Training Airport Operations Diploma Programme. Delhi International Airport will also receive an additional scholarship to any ACI Global Training Leadership and Management Professional Certificate course, in support of its learning and development endeavours.
"We are extremely proud to have awarded the Young Executive Award to Mr Rekibuddin Ahmed and an Honourable Mention to Ms. Emily Chan, recognising their outstanding achievements," said Jean-Michel Ratron, Director General of Aeroport de Tahiti, French Polynesia, who served as Chair of the Panel of Judges for the programme.