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|Luis Gallego Martín|
Chairman and CEO
Appointed March 2013
Luis became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Iberia in January 2014, after becoming Chief Executive Officer of the airline in March 2013. Since his appointment, Luis has been working to implement a Transformation Plan to restore the profitability and ensure the future viability of the Spanish airline, as well as to improve Iberia’s efficiency and customer service.
Previously he launched Iberia Express, where he was Chief Executive from January 2012. The carrier has become one of the most efficient and punctual airlines in Europe since Luis was Chief Operating Officer at Vueling from 2009, when the airline merged with Clickair.
At Vueling, he was responsible for flight operations, training, quality and safety, maintenance and ground handling operations with a fleet of 47 aircraft and more than 1,600 employees.
From 2006 to 2009 Luis was one of the founders of Clickair, the low cost airline. Until its merger with Vueling, Clickair was the fastest growing European airline. Between 1997 and 2006, he held various positions at the regional Spanish carrier Air Nostrum. He started his career at BDE, an engineering and services company.