Recorded at CAPA Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit, 25-26 Aug 2022

Airline Leader Interview with TAP Portugal CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener

Christine is an international Senior Business Leader in the Travel, Transport & Infrastructure sectors. She has a particular experience as an Organizational Change Expert, designing and implementing business innovation, optimization strategies to drive growth through restructuring processes. Most recently she has been an Independent Consultant and a Non-Executive Board Director for various organizations. She was previously CEO and Board Director at Flybe Group between 2017 and 2019 and CEO and Director of the Board at CityJet between 2010 and 2015. Earlier positions include over two decades at Air France-KLM Group, including her role as USA Vice President and General Manager responsible. Ms. Ourmières-Widener is now the first female TAP CEO and is committed to the cause of gender equality and diversity, continually working to increase the representation of women across all facets of the airline industry. She is actively working with the new generation of female aviation professionals – including pilots, engineers, and those in management teams and in board seats. Christine believes it is part of her duty to use her position and voice to continually draw attention to the existing gender divide and positively impact change. Passionate about sustainability and Climate Change she is a board member of ZeroAvia, builder of the first practical zero-emission aviation powertrain and a Non Executive Director of the Met Office, world leader in climate and weather related services. Born in Avignon, France, she received an MA from ESSEC Business School and graduate degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique. Newly appointed TAP CEO, Christine is married & mother of three children (stepmother to two). She also likes running, the gym and is currently learning Portuguese.

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