Area Manager , Caribbean
Annaleen Lord is the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Area Manager for the Caribbean. A Caribbean native hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, she is well positioned with the various governments and stakeholders in the air transport value chain to promote the industry’s priorities in the region.
Based in Miami, FL Mrs. Lord oversees 29 Caribbean States with 4 member airlines domiciled in the region. She continually advocates with Government authorities on issues such as but not limited to harmonization, infrastructure and cost, urging the highly tourism -dependent states to utilize aviation as an engine of economic growth and social development.
Mrs. Lord has acquired a wealth of industry experience having started her aviation career in 1996 with American Airlines where she held various leadership positions in aviation security, sales and finally as the Airport Manager before joining the IATA team in 2006.
Mrs. Lord holds a post-graduate diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing in Birmingham, UK and certification from Florida International University in Human Resource Management.
The Dutch Caribbean Cooperation of Airports (DCCA) is organizing the 1stInternational Sustainable Air Transportation event called “A Flight To The Future” in Aruba in November 2022. A one-week event filled with presentations, panel discussion, masterclasses and test flight demonstrations with the Pipistrel Velis Electro, the first certified electric aircraft, all with the purpose of sharing knowledge, creating dialogue on the future of aviation and on interisland connectivity in the Dutch Caribbean.