ABOUT US

About ALTA

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA for its name in Spanish) is a private, non-profit organization at the service of the aviation industry, whose mission is to develop a safer, more efficient and environmentally responsible air transport in Latin America and the Caribbean. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts throughout the entire value chain maximizing the impact that aviation has on the economic and social growth of the region for the benefit of industry, nations, and people served by air transport.

ALTA’s Mission

To coordinate the collaborative efforts of its members to develop a safer, more efficient and environmentally responsible air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

ALTA’s Priorities

Develop an increasingly safe air transport.

Promote air transport as a powerful engine of economic growth with social and environmental responsibility.

Develop projects with governments and private entities to achieve an efficient industry in costs and operations.

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT

First Vice president

Vice President

VICE PRESIDENT

VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President

executive director & CEO

40 Years of History Support Us

In 2020 ALTA commemorated 40 years of service to the airline industry and, with it, the right time has come to review, update and strengthen ourselves in the face of the new challenges that the industry would face in the coming years. In a tribute to all those who have been part of the history of the association, we compile ALTA’s historical milestones and the evolution of commercial aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean in an anniversary book. We invite you to download it here.

PERIOD PRESIDENT
2022 – Present Adrian Neuhauser
2021 – 2022 Roberto Alvo
2019 – 2021 Pedro Heilbron
2017 – 2019 Hernán Rincón
2015 – 2017 Enrique Cueto
2013 – 2015 Andrés Conesa
2010 – 2013 Roberto Kriete
2009 – 2010 Roberto Kriete – Manuel Borja
2008 – 2009 Roberto Kriete – Fabio Villegas
2005 – 2008 Pedro Heilbron – Roberto Kriete
2000 – 2005 Juan Emilio Posada – Pedro Heilbron
1998 – 2000 Federico Bloch – Juan Emilio Posada
1997 – 1998 Roberto Dunn Barreiro – Juan Emilio Posada
1996 – 1997 Roberto Dunn Barreiro – Rafael Schwartzman
1995 – 1996 Federico Bloch – Roberto Dunn Barreiro
1992 – 1995 Enrique Borgo – Gerardo de Prevoisin
1990 – 1992 Rubel Thomas – Enrique Borgo
1989 – 1990 Helio Smidt – Rubel Thomas
1985 – 1989 Patricio Sepúlveda – Aguinaldo Junqueira
1984 – 1989 Sigfrido Paz Paredes – Manuel Sosa de la Vega
1983 – 1984 Otto Escalante – Juan M. Fernández
1982 – 1983 Elias López – Miguel Castillo
1980 – 1982 Julio Mario Santo Domingo – Alvaro Cala
PERIOD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
2020 – Present José Ricardo Botelho
2017 – 2020 Luis Felipe de Oliveira
2013 – 2017 Eduardo Iglesias
2003 – 2013 Alex de Gunten
1981 – 2003 Ernesto Vásquez Rocha
1980 – 1981 Diego Pardo Tovar

ALTA Previous Presidents

PERIOD PRESIDENT
2022 – Present Adrian Neuhauser
2021 – 2022 Roberto Alvo
2019 – 2021 Pedro Heilbron
2017 – 2019 Hernán Rincón
2015 – 2017 Enrique Cueto
2013 – 2015 Andrés Conesa
2010 – 2013 Roberto Kriete
2009 – 2010 Roberto Kriete – Manuel Borja
2008 – 2009 Roberto Kriete – Fabio Villegas
2005 – 2008 Pedro Heilbron – Roberto Kriete
2000 – 2005 Juan Emilio Posada – Pedro Heilbron
1998 – 2000 Federico Bloch – Juan Emilio Posada
1997 – 1998 Roberto Dunn Barreiro – Juan Emilio Posada
1996 – 1997 Roberto Dunn Barreiro – Rafael Schwartzman
1995 – 1996 Federico Bloch – Roberto Dunn Barreiro
1992 – 1995 Enrique Borgo – Gerardo de Prevoisin
1990 – 1992 Rubel Thomas – Enrique Borgo
1989 – 1990 Helio Smidt – Rubel Thomas
1985 – 1989 Patricio Sepúlveda – Aguinaldo Junqueira
1984 – 1989 Sigfrido Paz Paredes – Manuel Sosa de la Vega
1983 – 1984 Otto Escalante – Juan M. Fernández
1982 – 1983 Elias López – Miguel Castillo
1980 – 1982 Julio Mario Santo Domingo – Alvaro Cala

ALTA Previous Executive Directors

PERIODO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
2020 – Present José Ricardo Botelho
2017 – 2020 Luis Felipe de Oliveira
2013 – 2017 Eduardo Iglesias
2003 – 2013 Alex de Gunten
1981 – 2003 Ernesto Vásquez Rocha
1980 – 1981 Diego Pardo Tovar

Executive Team

ALTA has an agile, horizontal and specialized organizational structure. We are based across the region to provide timely service to our members and work with governments on behalf of the airline industry. The team is composed of:

Mercy Correia

Head of Industry Relations

Virginio Corrieri

Head of Safety

Mirna Cedeño

Executive Assistant

Juan Camilo Guerrero

Head of Maintenance and Technical Operations

Jaime Escobar

Head of Fuel, Airport Charges and Environment

Nicole Lorca

Head of Communications and Events

Paulo Costa

Head of Fraud Prevention and Brazilian Market Support

Mónica Galván

Data Analyst

Johnny Gallardo

Accounting Director

Ana Persiani

Head of Aviation Training

Andrés Ruiz

Communications Analyst

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Pablo Sgalla

Industry Alliances and Relations Analyst

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Ricardo Cano

Head of Aviation Technology, Cyber and Fraud Prevention

Ana Persiani

Head of Aviation Training

Andrés Ruiz

Communications Analyst

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Pablo Sgalla

Industry Alliances and Relations Analyst