Vijay Poonoosamy

ITIC 2020 Speaker
Vijay Poonoosamy
Director International and Public Affairs

QI Group

Vijay Poonoosamy is the Singapore-based Director International and Public Affairs of QI Group, an Honorary Member of the Hermes Air Transport Organisation, a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Veling Group, a member of the International Board of Experts of Rebuilding Travel, of the Advisory Board of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, of The Red Sea Development Company and of the World Economic Forum’s Strategy Officers Community, Gender Parity Steering Committee and Senior Deputies Community of the Consumer Industries Action Group.

Vijay is blessed with a supportive wife and two wonderful daughters.

Vijay’s 30 years’ experience in international relations, aviation, tourism and public affairs together with his extensive travels and living in Mauritius, UK, UAE and Singapore have consolidated his ability and reputation for international consensus building, Strategic Public Affairs, Ethics and Good Governance. Vijay is committed to ensuring that organisations are purpose-driven and adhere to the highest standards for integrity, transparency, equity, inclusivity and sustainability.

Vijay was the Managing Director of Air Mauritius, Special Adviser (International Civil Aviation) and Member of the Public/Private Consultative Group in the Prime Minister’s Office of Mauritius, the Executive Chairman of Airports of Mauritius, the Vice President International Affairs of the Etihad Aviation Group and Senior Adviser, International Civil Aviation Affairs, UAE Mission to ICAO.

He was also Chairman of the 4th ICAO Worldwide Air Transport Conference, the ICAO Special Group on the Warsaw Convention Governing International Air Transport, the Air Transport Committee of the African Civil Aviation Commission, IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee, IATA’s Legal Advisory Council and IATA’s Task Force on International Aviation Issues. Vijay was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mobility, the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Advisors Circle, the World Routes Advisory Panel, the Board of Directors of US Travel Association and the Board of Governors of the International Aviation Club of Washington, DC.