President and CEO
Moderator

Stephen P. Creamer

President and CEO

Steve Creamer leads a group offering senior-level strategic expertise to aviation industry clients working to safely and sustainably plan and implement difficult multi-stakeholder airspace enhancement programs. Previously, he served as Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO from April 2015 through June 2023, completing his tenure at ICAO as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary-General in September 2023.

Steve began his aviation career in as an air traffic controller and is a private pilot. Steve previously held a number of managerial and executive roles at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration with over 33 years’ experience in the Air Traffic and International Aviation organizations. He served as a member of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission as well.

At ICAO, he was responsible for delivery of safety and air navigation strategic outcomes, integrating security and environmental requirements into developing ICAO SARPs and PANS. During his tenure, ICAO kept pace with industry developments with innovative and engaging symposia, specialized workgroups and now remote conferencing to help Member States and industry stakeholders tackle complex challenges like safe carriage of lithium batteries, safe digital connectivity of safety systems, new remote flying technology, enhanced runway safety procedures and enhanced aircraft tracking systems, among many others. ICAO was credited with innovative leadership to keep aviation safety standards harmonized during the COVID-19 pandemic, guiding Member States on operational mitigations that allowed international air cargo operations throughout the crisis. He also served the office of the President of the ICAO Council, facilitating dialogue amongst Member States to successfully resolve complex airspace design negotiations in several regions.