AFCS Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Richard Klophaus – Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Richard Klophaus is Professor of Business Management, Transportation and Logistics and Director of the Aviation Management program at Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany. He is also Executive Director of the Competence Center Aviation Management (CCAM) serving government and the aviation industry. His career began at Lufthansa German Airlines in the fields of network management, pricing and revenue management. Professor Klophaus was a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, the University of Sydney and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. His current research interests include airline competition, evolving airline business models, coopetition in aviation, and airline network vulnerability and resilience.


Mrs. Inna Ratieva – Director of NACO – The Netherland

With more than 20 years as airport strategic development advisor Inna has extensive experience in the airport commercial and marketing projects. As senior director Amsterdam Schiphol International Division Inna was in charge of complex M&A transactions leading teams of different experts (legal, financial, marketing and commerce) to successful project acquisitions. As VP Schiphol USA Inna and her team were in charge of restructuring JFK T4 organization post 9/11 including the concession agreement with PANYNJ. As commercial director of Schiphol biometric passenger processing Inna was in charge of commercial strategy and implementation of expanding Trusted traveler loyalty program to US and Asia. She heads the commercial service offering at NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants and is director of NACO academy – long term partner of Vietnam Aviation Academy. Together both Academies organized a variety of workshops and trainings for capacity building of the future generation of Vietnam civil aviation managers. NACO was involved in Vietnam at Van Don airport, Da Nang, Quang Tri and as a validator and reviews of the design package for LTIA

Mr. Ho Minh Tan, Deputy Director General of CAAV

Mr. Ho Minh Tan, Deputy Director General of CAAV


  • Aeronautical Engineering Degree (Airframe & Power Plant), Hungary 1985-1990
  • Aeronautical Master Degree (Aircraft Airworthiness), France 1999-2000

Aviation Qualification:

  • Certifying Staff Qualified for Tupolev 134, ATR-72, Fokker-70, Airbus 320F (1991-2004)
  • ATPL with Aircraft Type Rating A320F, A330, B737-8/9, Embraer E190, Falcon 7/8X (2016-present)

Working Experience:

  • 1990-1991 – Vietnamese Airforce – Aircraft Engineer
  • 1991-2004 – Vietnam Airlines: A320 Fleet Manager/Maintenance Control Center Manager
  • 2004-2007 – Deputy Director of Flight Safety Standard Department/CAAV
  • 2007-2022 – Director of Flight Safety Standard Department/CAAV
  • 4/2022- Present – Deputy Director General in charge of Flight Safety Standard, Air Navigation & Inspectorate