Management

Enrique Beltranena, President and CEO

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.

Holger Blankenstein, Executive Vice President Airline Commercial and Operations

Holger Blankenstein has been our Executive Vice President since November 2017, in charge of the commercial, digital, operations, customer service and maintenance areas of the company. Prior to his current role, Blankenstein was the Chief Commercial Officer leading the areas of sales, marketing, planning, itineraries, revenue management and cargo and leading the IT department. Blankenstein was part of the team that took the airline public in 2013; he has been with Volaris since its inception in 2005, as one of the founding members of the team he was involved both in the setting up and launching of the airline. Before 2005, he was Director of Strategic Development at TACA International Airlines in El Salvador, from 2003 to 2005, where he led many key projects such as the integrated airline systems migration, TACA’s maintenance business growth strategy and the business plan for Volaris. He began his career as a consultant for Bain & Company in 1998 in the Munich office. Blankenstein transferred to the Sydney office in 2000. He was involved with assignments in financial services, automotive and retail industries. Blankenstein earned an MBA from the University of Iowa and a graduate degree in business and economics from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Jaime Pous, Senior Vice President - Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Affairs and Interim Chief Financial Officer

Jaime Pous has been our general counsel since January 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Pous worked at Grupo Televisa, where he had been legal director from 1999 to 2012. Mr. Pous received his LLM from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law and holds a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

José Luis Suárez, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

José Luis Suárez Durán has been our Chief Operating Officer since October 2015. He joined Volaris in early 2006 as Sales Director. In 2012, he occupied the position of Retail and Customer Service Director, where he supervised the airport operations, ramp management, flight attendants and customer solutions. Before working at Volaris, Mr. Suárez Durán worked for ten years at Sabre Holdings. Mr. Suárez Durán received his Masters in Science in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He also holds a degree in Executive Management from IPADE and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Cum Laude) from the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Carolyn Prowse, Chief Commercial Officer of Volaris

Carolyn Prowse has been our Vice President and chief commercial officer since March 2019. Prior to joining us, Ms. Prowse ran her own business advising aviation clients in Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean and the Middle East on a wide range of topics including strategy, transformation and restructuring. Most recently, she was working with easyJet on their 5 year plan and core strategic initiatives, and other clients include advisory firms, hedge funds and both full service and low cost airlines and their shareholders. From 2011-2013 she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Special Projects for Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, responsible for strategy, mergers & acquisitions, the corporate programme management office and other key initiatives and special projects. Her career in aviation also includes ten years with British Airways Plc in London. Carolyn’s background also includes roles in investment banking (managing a global portfolio of private equity, investment banking and strategic investments) and strategy consulting with LEK Consulting. She has a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

Alejandro Alba Molina, Corporate Controller and Compliance Director

Alejandro Alba Molina has been our Corporate Controller and Compliance Director since November 2020. In July 2019 he entered to Volaris as our Internal Audit Director. Prior to joining us, he was the Senior Internal Audit Director at Walmart Mexico and Central America, Chief Audit Executive at Grupo Bimbo, and Risk Managing Partner for Mexico and Central America at EY. He has extensive experience in the fields of audit, risk, internal control and corporate governance. He was named a leader of the future by the magazine Expansion, which recognized him as one of the most influential young leaders in Mexico. Mr. Alba holds a degree in accounting and received his MBA from Arizona State University. He has completed postgraduate studies at MIT, IPADE, ITEMS, and ITAM and possesses the following certifications: CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance), PMP (Project Management Professional), CQIA (Certified Quality Improvement Associate), Certification in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management, CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment), and CGAP (Certified Government Auditing Professional).

Jimmy Zadigue, Internal Audit Director

Investor Relations Team

Maria Elena Rodriguez, Corporate Financing, Treasury and Investor Relations Director

Andrea A. González Anzures, Investor Relations