Hervé de Place; the president of French-speaking airports
A great acknowledgement for Hervé de Place, the director of the airport of Nice Côte d'Azur: he has been elected president of the ALFA-ACI. The Association of French tongue airports is composed of 70 airports. For the most of them they are French airports. But you also find Brussels, Geneva, Montreal, Tunis, Casablanca, etc. The association works with around ten labour commissions which meet regularly. Its goal is to offer airport officials a place where experiences and jobs are exchanged in order to improve their professionalism and to get prepared to the large challenges of the air industry.Hervé de Place has been graduated from HEC. He has been in charge of various services at the airport of Nice (managed by the CCI Nice Côte d'Azur, it is the first French plat-form in province with 8 million passengers) before he became director in 1998. As he stayed in touch with the academic world, he is in charge of the strategic management module (for a master of airport management) at the national school of civil aviation since 1989.The first vice-president of the ALFA-ACI for 3 years, Hervé de Place has taken part in the association works for a long time. Elected president early October, he takes over Bernard Landèche, the director of the airport of Bordeaux.