The airport association released a statement, in which it explains he died at the age of 72 in Los Angeles, surrounded by his friends and family.
Philippe was a prominent and recognized aviation executive, particularly in the airport sector, and held high-level positions in countries such as Mexico, Grenada, Switzerland and Ecuador.
He worked as president and CEO of Corporación Quiport, S.A. through to 2013 before taking on the role of chairman of the board.
During his tenure at Quito International Airport he was responsible for renewing the airport’s strategic partnership with the Municipality of Quito, which eventually led to the opening of the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport.
Philippe was also the president of ACI-LAC, the mission of which is to safeguard the common interests of airports and to promote co-operation among aviation industry stakeholders.
Under his leadership, ACI-LAC consolidated its membership and made major contributions to airport operators, most notably through its numerous training initiatives.
The ACI-LAC statement finishes: “Philippe Baril’s passion, enthusiasm and dedication to serving airports and the aviation industry in general is a legacy that will live on for many years to come.
“To his family, we express our heartfelt condolences and hope that some small measure of comfort can be found in the knowledge that Philippe was loved and respected by many. May he rest in peace.”