Olivier Jankovec became Director General of the European Region of the Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE) in September 2006. He first joined ACI EUROPE in March 2006 as Director of Strategy & Communications. Olivier has over 18 years of governmental and lobbying experience, having worked for Alitalia (2002-2006), Air France (2000-2002) and the Air Transport Directorate of the European Commission (1994-2000). Prior to joining ACI EUROPE Olivier was the Director of Institutional Relations for Alitalia where he was in charge of governmental affairs at the national, European and international levels. During this time he was also Chair of the Association of European Airlines Policy Committee. In 2006 and 2007, he participated in the EU´s High Level Group on the future of aviation regulation in Europe and he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the World Tourism Forum.