Dubai Airports Appoints New CIO

Dubai, UAE – March 5, 2013 – John Segaert, a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in airport and airline operations, has been appointed as Chief Information Officer at Dubai Airports.
Segaert has been brought on board to lead the team that will drive innovative technological solutions needed to support Dubai Airports’ infrastructure expansion and service development strategies.
“Information Communication Technology is central to the effective and smooth operation of any major airport, providing the crucial systems that drive everything from the flight display screens to baggage handling systems and the airport’s operations centre. John brings with him a depth of experience we believe will be key to putting in place the systems and infrastructure required by our rapid growth,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO Dubai Airports.

Segaert joins Dubai Airports from Air Canada where during a 26-year career he led various projects including the development and construction of the new Operations Centre.

As General Manager of Toronto Airport Operations, he oversaw the airline’s day-to-day operations and was responsible for all aspects of hub development for Canada’s largest international airport. Prior to managing the hub’s operations, he led strategic planning and programme delivery for moving Air Canada’s operations into the airport’s newly constructed terminal 1.