Has served in the following professional and elected positions: member and Vice President of the Council of ICAO, Aviation Advisor to a former prime minister and three cabinet members with aviation portfolios, Chief, Aviation Security Coordinated Assistance and Development, ICAO, Regional Aviation Security Officer, Middle East, ICAO, first chairman of ICAO’s WG of the global aviation security audit program and the WG on New and Emerging Threats to Civil Aviation and Vice Chairman of the Aviation Security Panel of ICAO, Chief of Operations, Chicago O’Hare Airport, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Airports Company. Jalal is the founder and first general manager of Middle East Airport Services (MEAS) in Beirut. He is a frequent guest in the broadcast media on issues related to international civil aviation, aero-politics, policy, regulatory oversight, safety, security and risk. He co-authored and chaired the special symposium of the 70th Anniversary of the 1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). Jalal holds a Master’s degree in international legal and political studies with a concentration in international aviation policy from the University of Denver, a Bachelor’s of science in aviation management from Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds several certifications from the U.S DOT Transportation Safety Institute in Oklahoma.