Dr. Omar KaddouhaDirector of Flight Safety
Company:Ministry of Transportation and Public Works – Lebanon
Dr. Omar R. Kaddouha is the Director of Flight Safety in the Lebanese Directorate General of Civil Aviation responsible for certifying airlines, airports, UAVs and service providers. He graduated from Toulouse University holding a Doctorate degree of Business Administration with a focus on “Regional Aviation Institutional Cooperation Framework: Air Transport Network between Arab and European Region”. He holds an Aerospace Management Master’s degree from ESC Toulouse and has an extensive experience in the Aviation Industry. Working closely with the French BEA “Bureau d’Enquête et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de L’Aviation Civile” and the American NTSB “National Transportation Safety Board”, he investigated two major accidents involving the Ethiopian B738 that crashed near Beirut and a Hawker 850 XP aircraft that crashed in Sulaimaniyah (Iraq). He has extensive experience in Search and Rescue where he received specialized training from ICAO, Lebanese Air Force, Navy Seals and Special Forces. Dr. Kaddouha is the ICAO National Coordinator for Lebanon and Euromed Aviation Project Coordinator and is the Airport UAS & Cyber Security Coordinator in Lebanon.