Regional Director, Advocacy and Strategic Relations - Middle East and North Africa
Rima Tayyah is currently the Advocacy and Strategic Regional Director for IATA based in the regional office in Amman, Jordan. In this role, Rima is primarily responsible for airline membership, governance and external relations regarding advocacy on issues affecting IATA member and airline business across the MENA region. In this capacity she provides analysis, strategic interventions and insight, at the MENA regional level, on key regulatory and policy issues. Before coming to External Affairs, Rima took various key positions in IATA since she joined the organization in 2004 mainly in the Safety and Flight Operations Department. Prior to joining IATA in 2004, Rima started her aviation career with Alitalia Airlines, primarily working in the ground operations.