A senior Algerian diplomat has been appointed the new chief of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Taïeb Chérif's three-year term as ICAO Secretary-General will begin 1 August. He will replace Renato Claudio Pereira of Brazil, who served two terms as head of the Montreal-based Organization and who has administered the implementation of major global programmes as well as critical aviation safety and security measures.
Mr. Chérif, whose aviation career spans three decades, has been Representative of Algeria on the ICAO Council since 1998. In that capacity, he was active in the Air Transport and Finance Committees of the Council as well as various specialized working groups.