ACI-NA Presents Eng with 2018 Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award

September 30, 2018


NASHVILLE, TN – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today announced that Howard Eng, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), was named this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award. The award was announced during the 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, TN.

“ACI-NA is pleased to recognize the distinguished leadership of Howard Eng with the 2018 Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “As the head of GTAA, Howard leads Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto Pearson International, with the belief that the success of the airport is a shared responsibility. His commitment to advancing the industry will ensure a strong airport for the Toronto region’s workforce, travelers and local community.”

“It’s an honour to be recognized with ACI-NA’s Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award,” said GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng. “I am grateful to our airport community for their strong support of our vision to grow Toronto Pearson into a mega hub airport that will benefit the region and Canada, and to the 50,000 airport employees who bring the Toronto Pearson experience to our passengers every day.”

Eng was named President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in 2012. The GTAA manages and operates Toronto Pearson International Airport. Prior to joining the GTAA, he served as Executive Director, Airport Operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Eng has also previously held roles at Edmonton International Airport and Transport Canada. He is an active member of Airports Council International – North America, serving on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Airports Council.

Launched in 2016 by ACI-NA’s Human Resources Committee, the Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award recognizes the extraordinary leadership of an airport CEO who best exemplifies the nine core competencies, including people practice expertise, relationship management, consultation, leadership and navigation, communication, global and cultural effectiveness, ethical practice, critical evaluation, and business acumen.


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at