Dr. Ryan R. Peterson holds the position of Division Manager for Economic Policy and Financial Stability at the Central Bank of Aruba. He holds a PhD in Economics and Governance from the School of Economics at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. Dr. Peterson has a proven scientific and policy development track record across academia and the public sector. For over two decades
Dr. Peterson has conducted and published extensive scientific research and policy studies on innovation, resilience, and sustainability in Small Island Developing States, with a dedicated interest and specialized expertise on the dynamic resilience and institutional capabilities of small island tourism economies in the Caribbean.
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.