Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, a national of Mauritius, is a barrister (Middle Temple) with a law degree from the University of Nottingham, a Masters degree in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Air & Space Law from the London Institute of World Affairs and a Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.
Vijay was an Aviation Lawyer in London, the Managing Director of Air Mauritius and the Executive Chairman of Airports of Mauritius before joining Etihad Airways where he is the Vice President International & Public Affairs.
Vijay was the ICAO Rapporteur, and Chairman of the 1999 ICAO Special Group, on the Modernisation of the Warsaw Convention and Chairman of the historical 1994 ICAO World-wide Air Transport Conference. He was also Chairman of the Air Transport Committee of the African Civil Aviation Commission, Chairman of the IATA Legal Advisory Council and Chairman of the IATA Task Force on International Aviation Issues.
Vijay is the Chairman of IATA’s Industry Affairs Committee, Vice Chairman of ICAO’s Special Committee on Aviation Security Conventions. He is also a member of the IATA Joint Task Force on the Environment and of the Advisory Board of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne.