Board of Directors

Alfonso González Migoya, Director and Chairman of the Board

Alfonso González Migoya has been one of our directors and Chairman of the board since November 2014. He is also a member of the board of directors of several Mexican companies, including FEMSA, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), and others. Previously, Mr. González Migoya was Chairman and CEO of Grupo Industrial Saltillo, CEO of Servicios Interpuerto Monterrey, held different senior roles in Grupo ALFA, and served as Executive Vice President and CFO in Grupo Financiero Bancomer. Mr. González Migoya obtained a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from ITESM and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Carlos Mendoza Valencia, Director

Carlos Mendoza Valencia was a co-founder and co-project-leader of Volaris from 2004 to 2005, and has been a member of the board since our founding (previously as an alternate director and now as one of our directors). He is a managing partner at Discovery Americas II, senior managing director of Discovery Americas I and co-founder and partner of Quantica. Formerly, he was head of investment banking and private equity of Multivalores and chief executive officer of Interacciones Bank. He served as the chief of staff for the Minister of Communications and Transport of Mexico, general director of public credit at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico and deputy chief executive officer at Nacional Financiera (NAFIN). Mr. Mendoza has also served on the boards of various companies, such as: Iké, Egoba, MyM, H+ , AMCO, LIPU, Médica Sur, Grupo Desc, Aeroméxico, Mexicana, Minera Autlán, Petróleos Mexicanos, Banco Nacional de Obra y Servicios Públicos, Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior and Nacional Financiera. He has also served on in the board of governors of the Banking and Securities Commission, and the Insurance Commission of Mexico. Mr. Mendoza has also served as a professor of corporate and international finance at Universidad Anáhuac. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and graduated with honors as an actuary from Universidad Anáhuac.

William A. Franke, Director

William A. Franke has been one of our directors since 2010. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Spirit and Wizz Air Holdings Plc (Hungary). He is currently the managing member of Indigo Partners LLC (since 2002) and a managing partner of Newbridge Latin America L.P. (since 1996), both of which are private equity firms. Mr. Franke was the founding chairman of Tiger Airways Holdings (Singapore) and was the chief executive officer/chairman of America West Airlines from 1993 to 2001. Mr. Franke has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. He also has an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University awarded in 2008. He is Brian H. Franke’s father.

Roberto José Kriete Avila, Director

Roberto José Kriete Avila was a founder of Volaris and has been one of our directors since 2005. He has an active role in managing private investments in sectors such as aviation, real estate, agribusiness and hotels. Mr. Kriete is also chairman of the board of AviancaTaca, president of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), and a member of the boards of Teléfonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. and Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN). He has also served as a member of the boards of Banco Agrícola of El Salvador, Fundación Empresarial para el Desarrollo Educativo (FEPADE) and Fundación Salvadoreña para la Salud y el Desarrollo Humano (FUSAL). Mr. Kriete has an undergraduate degree from the University of Santa Clara and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College. He is Marco Baldocchi Kriete’s uncle.

Brian H. Franke, Director

Brian H. Franke has been one of our directors since 2010. Mr. Franke has previously been a member of the board of directors of Tiger Airways Holdings (Singapore) since 2008 and Tiger Airways Australia since May 2009. Currently, he is a principal specializing in aviation investments with Indigo Partners LLC, a private equity firm based in the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Franke was vice president of Franke & Company Inc., a boutique private equity firm focused on small and medium enterprises investments. He was also a director in marketing for Anderson Company, a U.S. real estate developer, from 1989 to 1992 and a marketing manager for United Brands Inc., a U.S. distribution and licensing company for consumer goods, from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Franke holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Arizona and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is William A. Franke’s son.

Harry F. Krensky, Director

Harry F. Krensky has been one of our directors since our founding. He is also a member of the board of directors of transportation companies Corporación Lipu, Fondo de Transporte México and Ike Asistencia, hospital operator H+ABC (SISI) and education company AMCO International. Mr. Krensky is managing partner of the private equity firms Discovery Americas and Discovery Air. Previously, he was a founder of emerging market hedge fund managers Discovery Capital Management and Atlas Capital Management, and a founder of Deutsche Bank’s emerging market hedge fund. He has also served as an adjunct professor of international business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colby College, where he is chairman of its investment committee. Mr. Krensky has a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Rodolfo Montemayor Garza, Director

Rodolfo Montemayor Garza has been one of our directors since 2010. He also sits on the board of directors of Financiera Educativa de Mexico, INITE, Mexfund, LG Capital Fund and Grupo Empresarial Guerra. He is a founder and sits as chairman of the board of Human Capital International, Legare, Consultora Tecnológico Administrativa de México and SDS Latam. He worked in several responsibilities in Grupo CYDSA and served as managing director for the North Latin American Region in Uniroyal Chemical & Crompton and Knowles, and as chief executive officer at Grupo Guepell. Mr. Montemayor has a college degree in accounting from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, and Master of Business Administration from Tulane and AD-2 degree from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa.

Enrique Javier Beltranena Mejicano, Director

Enrique Beltranena has been our chief executive officer since March 2006. Previously he worked as Grupo TACA’s chief operating officer, human resources and institutional relations vice president, cargo vice president and commercial director for Mexico and Central America. He also held the position of general director of Aviateca in Guatemala. Mr. Beltranena started his career in the aerospace industry in 1988. During the 1990s he was responsible for the commercial merger of Aviateca, Sahsa, Nica, Lacsa and TACA Peru, which consolidated them into a single management entity called Grupo TACA. While at Grupo TACA, Mr. Beltranena also led efforts leading to the termination of all union agreements, the development of single operating codeshare and the negotiation of open skies bilateral agreements among each of the Central American countries and the United States. In 2001, Mr. Beltranena led Grupo TACA’s complete restructuring as its chief operating officer. Mr. Beltranena was named to the Entrepreneur of The Year Hall of Fame in Monaco after being nominated by Ernst & Young—Innovation in 2012. He was also named Entrepreneur of The Year in Mexico after being nominated by Ernst & Young—Mexico in 2011.

José Luis Fernández Fernández, Independent Director

José Luis Fernández Fernández has been one of our independent directors since 2012 and he also serves as the chairman of our audit committee. He is also a member of the audit committees of various companies, including Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., and Genomma Lab Internacional, S.A.B. de C.V. (of which he is the chairperson), and an alternate member of the board of Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Pochteca, S.A.B. de C.V. and Arca Continental, S.A.B. de C.V. Mr. Fernández is a partner at Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa. Mr. Fernández has a degree in Public Accounting from Universidad Iberoamericana and a certification issued by the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants.

Joaquín Alberto Palomo Déneke, Independent Director

Joaquín Alberto Palomo Déneke has been one of our directors since 2005 and he also serves as a member of our audit committee. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Aeroman and Avianca-TACA. Mr. Palomo has over two decades of experience in the financial air transportation and commercial aerospace sectors, where he created and implemented the first organization for Grupo TACA. He also actively participated in the planning, purchasing negotiations, closing, organization and final merger of AVIATECA, Tan/Sahsa, TACA de Honduras, Nica, Lacsa, Isleña de Inversiones, La Costeña, Aeroperlas and Trans American Airlines to form Grupo TACA. Mr. Palomo negotiated the financing of more than $1 billion in aircraft leases, sales and leasebacks. Mr. Palomo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.

John A. Slowik, Independent Director

John A. Slowik has been one of our directors since 2012 and he also serves as a member of our audit committee. He has over three decades of experience in the air transportation and commercial aerospace sectors as a banker at Citi (and its predecessors) and Credit Suisse, where he managed its America’s Airline Industry investment banking practice. His extensive experience includes corporate and investment banking, where his activities involved public and private capital raising, structured debt issuance, aircraft leasing, principal investment and mergers and acquisitions advisory work. Mr. Slowik is also a member of the board of directors of Rotor Engine Securitization, Ltd., a private commercial jet engine leasing company operating out of Ireland. Mr. Slowik has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University.