Chief, Global Aviation Training, ICAO
Mr. Diego Martinez worked as civil servant in the Government of Madrid, Spain, with management responsibilities and was promoted to the position of Secretary General in Educational and Cooperation Sector in 1991. He acquired his Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He joined ICAO in 1997 as TRAINAIR expert in North America, Central America and Caribbean Region. He was also the International Coordinator of the ICAO Office in Cuba in charge of national and regional capacity building projects. As Technical Cooperation Officer (2001) and Chief Field Operations (2007), he managed training and Human Resources Development projects in Americas Region. He was the Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) focal point for airport planning and project building, organization and institutional change, development of intermodal transport projects, management of programmes with Civil Aviation Authorities and Ministries of Transport, in coordination with ICAO Regional Offices in Mexico and Peru. He was responsible in ICAO TCB for the institutional cooperation with the European Union. In December 2009, he received the mandate from ICAO’s Secretariat to revamp the ICAO TRAINAIR Programme and was promoted to the position of TRAINAIR PLUS Programme Manager in the Air Navigation Bureau (ANB). He is an Instructional System Design (ISD) specialist, training assessor, senior validator and instructor leader of the Programme.
Since December 2019, he is the Chief of the Global Aviation Training (GAT) under the ICAO TCB and is in charge of the ICAO Civil Aviation Training Policy implementation.