Who Is She

Nadine Itani

Personal information

Aviation Strategy Consultant, Researcher, University lecturer
Nadine Itani

What I have done for Lebanon

Each of us has their own way in serving the nation. I can say that I have contributed to a national service by ensuring that there is a local development component for most of the projects I am participating in or the ideas of the projects I am proposing. The Middle East Aviation Research Society and the Women in Aviation Forum are two initiatives initiated by members and founding members from Lebanon to the Middle East and the Gulf States. These two initiatives were characterized by leadership on the level of proposals and activities that have a developmental dimension culturally and socially. I am proud to be a founding member of these two initiatives, which hold the best picture of Lebanon for the world.


Contact information / Work

Aviation Minds
Riad El-Solh, Banks Street, Farra Bldg., 3rd Floor.
Phone 2: 
961 1 980006

Social Media


  • Doctorate degree, Air Transport Policy Development, 2011-2015, Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
  • Master's degree, Air Transport Systems, 2010-2011, Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

Areas of expertise

  • Air Transport
  • Learning and Development
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Airport Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Arabic
  • English

Work history

  • Course Director and lecturer, 2015-present, American University of Beirut.
  • Managing Director, 2011-present, Aviation Minds Consultancy - Lebanon.
  • Aviation Strategy Consultant, 2007-2008, UNDP Lebanon, International Civil Aviation.
  • International Relations Coordinator, 2002-2008, Civil Aviation Auhtority-Lebanon, Ministry of Transport.

Honorary office and memberships

  • Founding member of the Middle East Aviation Research Society (MEARS), Lebanon, 2014-present.
  • President of the Women in Aviation Forum (WAF), Lebanon, 2014-present.
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS, United Kingdom), 2011-present.


Publications highlights: 
Exhibitions, lectures & performances: 
  • Speaker, session entitled “Regional airports living in the shadows of hub airports”, Airport Exchange conference, Muscat, Oman, November 2017.
  • Moderator, session entitled “Managing Airports Management in the Middle East”, Airport Council International conference in Doha, Qatar, April 2017
  • Speaker, lecture entitled "Women in Aviation in Middle East: Rise and Shine" presented at the Annual Conference of Women Aviation and Aerospace Committee, organized by the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, United Kingdom, October 2015.
  • Speaker, lecture entitled "Impact of expatriates homeland relations, on air traffic demand in Lebanon" presented at the Air Transport Research Society, Bordeaux, France, June 2014.
  • Panel member to talk about "Innovative Solutions in Aviation Executive Education and Training" at the TAV talent management Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2014.


Awards and Distinctions

  • Received the UN-International Civil Aviation Organization (UN-ICAO) Award for her research in aviation in developing countries, 2011.