Flybondi, the first ultra low cost airline in Argentina, announces the appointment of Sebastián Pereira as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Pereira is an international executive with more than 20 years of experience in transport and in the aviation industry developed in different countries such as Argentina, Brazil and the United States. In his experience, he has an important career in the LATAM Group, both in his cargo and passenger division. Throughout his career he led various areas such as Operations, Business Development, Finance, Strategy and Customer Experience.
In the last two years, Sebastián, held the position of Chief Operating Officer of LATAM Argentina, division in which he was also previously Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his arrival in the country, he was based in Brazil in his role as Director of Airport Business Development and Land Operations of LATAM. And prior to this step, from 2005 to 2012 he worked at LATAM Cargo based in the United States, division of which he was Vice President of Operations for the last 4 years.
Sebastián was born in Argentina, is 47 years old and has a degree in Administration from the University of Salvador (Argentina). He completed postgraduate studies in Corporate Finance at the University of CEMA (Argentina), Aerocomercial Management at the Adolfo Ibáñez University (Chile), and an Executive MBA at the International University of Florida (USA).
"I am happy to join the team of Flybondi, the first ultra low cost Argentina, to continue to be part of the transformation of the aviation market in the country and the region. We have a fundamental role in the process of democratization of flights so that more and more people have the freedom to fly", said Pereira. And he concluded: "Flybondi is close to reaching one million passengers, an incredible achievement in the industry for an airline with just one year of operation. We want to continue with this great growth that the company has had since its inception".
Mike Powell, Chairman of the company, said: "We are very pleased that Sebastián joins Fybondi and at such a strategic and timely moment for the company. Your capacity and knowledge of the market will undoubtedly be a great driver for the months of growth and consolidation to come. We have made a pioneering management so far and we got 8% market share. We are convinced that thousands of people will continue to join the possibility of flying with the lowest prices and with an efficient, safe and quality service".