Vinoop Goel is the Asia-Pacific Regional Head of Airport, Passenger, Cargo & Security Department for International Air Transport Association (IATA). He is based at their Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
Vinoop leads a team that is responsible for all IATA's activities in the Asia-Pacific region relating to airports – including Infrastructure, Capital expenditure and charges, Fuel supply, Passenger experience, Baggage services, Cargo, Ground handling, Security and Facilitation. In this capacity, Vinoop works with airports, governments and other aviation stakeholders in the region to improve the end-to-end passenger and cargo journey.
Prior to IATA, Vinoop headed Northwest Airlines’ IT division for the Asia-Pacific region and oversaw the implementation of new technologies ranging from back-office to passenger and airport processing.
Vinoop has a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Delhi in India. He has about 24 years of aviation industry experience including a 15 year stint in Japan and has been with IATA since 2005.