Main Executives


Executive Position
Enrique Cueto Plaza CEO LAN

Mr. Enrique Cueto Plaza, is LAN Airlines' Chief Executive Officer, and has held this position since 1994. From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Cueto served on LAN Airlines' board of directors. From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Cueto was Chief Executive Officer of Fast Air, a Chilean Cargo airline. Mr. Cueto has in-depth knowledge of passenger and cargo airline management, both in commercial and operational aspects, gained during his 22 years in the airline industry. Mr. Cueto is an active member of the oneworld Alliance Governing Board, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors. He is also member of the Board of the Federation of Chilean Industry (SOFOFA) and of the Board of the Endeavor foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship in Chile.

Ignacio Cueto Plaza President and COO LAN

Mr. Ignacio Cueto Plaza, is LAN Airlines' President and Chief Operating Officer. Until being promoted to his current position in 2005, Mr. Cueto served as Chief Executive Officer-Passenger Business, a position he assumed in 1999. Mr. Cueto served on the board of directors of LAN Airlines and Ladeco from 1995 to 1997 and from 1994 to 1997, respectively. In addition, Mr. Cueto served as Chief Executive Officer of Fast Air from 1993 to 1995 and as President of the LAN CARGO Group from 1995 to 1998. Between 1985 and 1993, Mr. Cueto held several positions at Fast Air, including Service Manager for the Miami sales office, Director of Sales for Chile and Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

 
Armando Valdivieso Montes
CEO Passenger Mr. Armando Valdivieso Montes , is LAN Airlines' Chief Executive Officer-Passenger, a position he assumed in 2006. Between 1997 and 2005 he served as Chief Executive Officer-Cargo Business. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Valdivieso was President of Fast Air. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Valdivieso served as Vice President, North America of Fast Air Miami.
 
Cristián Ureta Larraín
CEO Cargo

Mr. Cristian Ureta , is LAN Airlines' Chief Executive Officer-Cargo, a position he assumed in 2005. Mr. Ureta has an Engineering degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a Special Executive Program from Stanford University . Between 2002 and 2005 Mr. Ureta served as Production Vice President for LAN CARGO. Between 1998 and 2002 he was LAN CARGO's Planning and Development Vice President. Prior to that, Mr. Ureta served as General Director and Commercial Director at MAS Air, and as Service Manager for Fast Air.

 
Alejandro de la Fuente Goic
Chief Financial Officer Mr. Alejandro de la Fuente Goic , is LAN Airlines' Chief Financial Officer, and has held this position since October 1995. Mr. de la Fuente joined LAN Airlines in April 1995. Prior to joining LAN Airlines, Mr. de la Fuente served as Director of Finance and Administration of Chiquita Frupac Ltd., a subsidiary of Chiquita Brands Inc., beginning in 1992.
Roberto Alvo Milosawlewitsch Senior Vice President Strategic Planning Mr. Roberto Alvo Milosawlewitsch is LAN Airlines’ Senior Vice-president Strategic Planning and Development, a position he assumed in 2008. Prior to holding his current position, Mr. Alvo served as CFO of LAN Argentina from 2005 until 2008, as Vice-president of Development of LAN Airlines from 2003 until 2005 and Vice-president of Treasury of LAN Airlines from 2001 until 2003. Before 2001 Mr. Alvo held various positions at Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A., a leading non-metallic Chilean mining company. Mr. Alvo is a civil engineer and obtained an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Cristián Toro Cañas
General Counsel

Mr. Cristian Toro Cañas is LAN Airlines’ Senior Vice President, Legal, a position he assumed in January 2008. Mr. Toro has a law degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (1993), as well as a master's law degree (MCJ 97') from New York University. Prior to joining LAN Airlines, Mr. Toro served as General Counsel for Citibank Chile, where he worked and held various positions from 1997 until 2007. He also worked as an international trainee at Shearman & Sterling in New York (1999).

 
Enrique Elsaca Hirmas
Senior Vice President Operations

Mr. Enrique Elsaca Hirmas, is LAN Airlines' Senior Vice President Operations, a position he assumed in October 2008. From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Elsaca served as Senior Vice President Strategic Planning. Mr. Elsaca has a degree in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, as well as a Master in Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining LAN Airlines, Mr. Elsaca served as Real Estate and Development Manager of Cencosud , Chile 's second largest retail group. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Elsaca worked at Booz Allen & Hamilton in Latin America, and from 1991 to 1995, Mr. Elsaca held various positions in Esso Chile , a subsidiary of Exxon.

 
Emilio del Real Sota
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Mr. Emilio del Real Sota , is LAN Airlines' Senior Vice President Human Resources, a position he assumed in August 2005. Mr. del Real has a Psychology degree from Universidad Gabriela Mistral. Between 2003 and 2005, Mr. del Real was the Human Resource Manager of DYS, a Chilean retail company. Between 1997 and 2003 Mr. del Real served in various positions in Unilever, including Human Resource Manager for Chile , and Training and Recruitment Manager and Management Development Manager for Latin America.

Pablo Querol
Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs

Mr. Pablo Querol is LAN Airlines´ Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, a position he assumed in May 2011. Mr. Querol holds a degree in Communications from Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (UCES, Argentina) and holds a management degree from a IAE Business School. Since 2004 Mr. Querol acted as Corporate Affairs Manager in LAN Argentina, where he performed as main spokesman to media communications and governmental authorities. Previously between 1995 and 2004, he was editor of the newspaper La Nación and consultant to numerous companies related to the tourism and real estate industry. Since 2007 he has been director of the Argentinean Chamber of Tourism and the entity that promotes tourism, Destination Argentina. Also he is a permanent member of the Professional Council of Public Relations in Argentina, the Chilean-Argentinean Chamber and founder partner of the Buenos Aires Convention and Visitor Bureau.

 

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