Executive Board

Capt. Jack Netskar

As President, Captain Netskar is responsible for all aspects of the IFALPA's activities and guides the Federation’s participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which develops and promotes standards and recommended practices for the safety, security, and environmental sustainability of international civil aviation. Capt. Netskar is also Vice President at his home Member Association, Norsk Flygerforbund (NF). He is a Captain on Boeing 737NGs for SAS, based in Oslo.

Capt. Amornvaj Mansumitchai
Deputy President

Capt. Mansumitchai flies the A380-800 for Thai Airways and is also a simulator instructor on the A380. He has held the roles of IFALPA Director of THAIPA, RVP Asia/East, and EVP Asia/Pacific.  


Cpt. Uwe Harter
Executive Vice-President Technical & Safety Standards (EVP TSS)

Capt. Harter has served as Chairperson for the HUPER Committee, as well as Board Member Flight Safety and International Affairs for his home association VC, German ALPA. He currently flies the A380 for Lufthansa, based in Munich.

Capt. Rick Cameron
Executive Vice-President Administration Membership & Finance (EVP AMF)

A 767 Captain based in Washington Dulles, Rick Cameron has flown for United for more than two decades. Captain Cameron has flown the B727, A320/319, B757, B767, and B777 over the course of his career. He has served as UAL MEC Treasurer since 2015, as well as their Council 011 Vice Chair and Chair, and Council 012 Grievance Committee Member. 

Capt. Brian Shury
Executive Vice-President Professional & Government Affairs (EVP PGA)

Air Canada Jazz Aviation Captain Brian Shury is Vice President of ALPA Canada. Captain Shury has served in many roles for the past 29 years in the Canadian Airline Pilots Association (CALPA) and the Air Line Pilots Association Intl. (ALPA) including Jazz Aviation MEC Chair, Negotiating Chair, Grievance Chair, MEC Vice-Chair as well as heading up a variety of special projects. He is also a past member of the Nav Canada Advisory Committee.

Capt. Daniel Bianco
Executive Vice-President South America (SAM)

Captain Bianco has been working for Aerolineas Argentinas for over 20 years. He is currently Captain on the A330 fleet and has been a flight instructor for both pilots and cabin crews. Captain Bianco is the FESPLA´s General Coordinator and a member of the ITF Pilot Committee.

Capt. Otjan de Bruijn
Executive Vice-President Europe (EUR)

A B777 Captain at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Capt. de Bruijn is also Vice-President of European Cockpit Association (ECA).

Capt. Souhaiel Dallel
Executive Vice-President Africa & Middle East (AFI/MID)

Capt. Dallel is TRE/SFE Captain on Tunisair’s A319-320 fleet. He was previously the Federation’s Regional Vice President Africa West.

Capt. Al Gaspari
Executive Vice-President Caribbean & North America (CAR/NAM)

Captain Gaspari flies the B737 for United Airlines and is the Vice-Chair of the UAL Alliance and Scope Oversight Committee. He has served as Chairman of the Associations of Star Alliance Pilots (ASAP) and member of the UAL Master Executive Council. His background includes work with several Committees including Air Safety, Scheduling, and Grievance.

Capt. Ishtiaque Hossain
Executive Vice-President Asia & Pacific (APAC)

Capt. Hossain served as IFALPA Director of Bangladesh Airline Pilots’ Association, and as IFALPA RVP Asia/West. He is an Accredited Aircraft Accident Investigator, and flies the Boeing 777-300ER for Biman Bangladesh Airline.