Jose Ricardo BotelhoExecutive Director & CEO at ALTA
José Ricardo Botelho is a Lawyer from the Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil with vast experience in civil aviation and public service. Prior to joining ALTA, José Ricardo served for 4 years as President of the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and, for about 2 and a half years as Brazil's Alternate Diplomatic Delegate to ICAO, actively participating in the amendments to the text of the Tokyo Convention, in the works relevant to Brazil's entry in ICAO’s Public Key Directory (PKD), and in the systematization of API (Advanced Passenger Information), besides having worked on the rules against acts of unlawful interference (AVSEC) for civil aviation. José Ricardo holds a postgraduate degree in Criminal Sciences from Jorge Amado University and a postgraduate degree in Public Security Management from the National Police Academy, both from Brazil. José Ricardo is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French.