Management

Enrique Beltranena, Chief Executive Officer

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.

Fernando Suárez, Chief Financial Officer

Fernando Suárez has been our chief financial officer since January 2006. Mr. Suárez worked as an investment banker for Salomon Brothers in New York. Mr. Suárez has been responsible for negotiating pre-delivery payment financing, purchase and leaseback transactions and direct leases for all of our aircraft. Prior to joining us, he worked at Grupo Televisa where he had been director of corporate finance. Mr. Suárez received his Master of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Holger Blankenstein, Chief Commercial Officer

Holger Blankenstein has been our chief commercial officer since 2009. He heads the areas of sales, marketing, and planning, which includes revenue management, and he also oversees the cargo business. Mr. Blankenstein was responsible for structuring our various channels of distribution and entrance into the U.S. market as well as developing and implementing our unbundled fares and ancillary products. Previously, Mr. Blankenstein was director of strategic development planning at Grupo TACA and was a consultant at Bain & Company. He has a Master’s of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Business degrees from Goethe University in Frankfurt.

José Luis Suárez, 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.

Jaime Pous, Chief Legal 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).

Miguel Aguiñiga, Distribution and Market Development Director

Juliana Angarita, Organizational Development Director

Omar Carrera, Revenue Management and Pricing Director

Armando Furio, Maintenance director

Mario Geyne, Retail & Customer Service Director

Carlos González, Corporate Controller Director

Martin Gonzalez, Administrative Services Director

Eduardo Lasala, Operations Planning Director

Mauricio Morán, Quality Assurance & Flight Safety Director

Andrés Pliego, Financial Planning & IR Director

Maria Elena Rodriguez, Corporate Finance Director

Andreas Waldmann, Digital Marketing Director

Jimmy Zadigue, Internal Audit Director