Mrs. Anita Adjei Nmashie, Ghana’s Permanent representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be representing Ghana on the ICAO Council for a three-year term, following Ghana’s election to the Council.
The election took place at the 41st ICAO Triennial Assembly in Montreal, Canada. Ghana received an overwhelming majority votes from Member States in a highly competitive contest.
At the end of voting, 8 African Member States, including Ghana will be representing Africa on ICAO’s 36-Member Council.
Mrs. Adjei-Nmashie, who is representing Ghana on the Council has served in the aviation industry for over 30 years. Having started her career with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as the first female Air Traffic Controller in a male dominated profession of about 50 men.
She moved to the Safety Regulation Department, which was another male dominated field and became the first female Aviation Safety Inspector of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
By dint of hard work and dedication, she was promoted to become the first female Manager for Aerodrome Safety and Standards in the Safety Regulation Department. The position placed her in charge of Aerodrome Certification, Surveillance, Obstruction Evaluation and Airport Airspace Analysis (OEAAA) as well as other special duties.
She successfully led a team of Aviation Safety experts to certify Ghana’s main International Airport, the Kotoka International Airport, which contributed to Ghana’s position as a pacesetter in aviation within the sub-region.
Ghana subsequently became one of the destinations for Aerodrome Certification and Surveillance in Africa in collaboration with ICAO Regional Offices (WACAF and ESAF).
In 2018, Mrs. Adjei-Nmashie became the Deputy Director, Safety Regulation with oversight responsibilities covering Aerodrome Safety and Standards including certification of Helicopter Landing Sites and Ground Operations, Air Traffic Services, Personnel Licensing, Flight Operations, Aviation Security and Quality Control and Airworthiness.
Ghana had the highest Effective Implementation (EI) score of 89.89 in Africa under the Comprehensive and Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) USOAP Program in 2019 under her watch.