Dr Narjess Abdennebi is Chief Facilitation Section for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, located in Montréal. In this role she is responsible to develop Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) related to the facilitation of the international air transport system, found in Annex 9 – Facilitation, and to manage all the activities related to the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (ICAO TRIP) Strategy which includes the development of specifications for Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTD).
When joining ICAO in 2008, Dr Abdennebi was appointed as Chief Economic Analysis and Policy Section, responsible during 7 years for matters related to air transport regulation, economics of airports and air navigation services, aviation data and economic studies of ICAO, enabling the monitoring of the Strategic Objectives of the Organization.
Prior to this appointment, Mrs Abdennebi has held a variety of marketing, sales and market research positions in the air transport industry, notably in a regional air carrier and in Airbus where she worked for over seven years.
She holds a PhD degree in air transport economics from the Cranfield University, a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Ecole Nationale de l´Aviation Civile (Toulouse, France), as well as a Research Master degree in transport Economics from École des Ponts Paris Tech (Paris, France) and a Master degree in air transport management from the business school ESC (Toulouse, France).