Santiago Diago

COO - Chief Operating Officer Avianca

Colombian. Attorney with a focus on Socio-economic Sciences from the Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) and a Commercial Pilot who trained at Colombia’s Aerocentro. He began his career as co-pilot at the airline Líneas Aéreas del Caribe, LAC. In 1995, he joined Avianca as a lawyer for the aircraft negotiations area, later serving as International Legal Director. He was General Manager of Avianca in Mexico (1998-1999) and General Manager in Mexico and Cuba for LAN (1999-2001). He rejoined Avianca in 2001 as Vice President of Flight Operations and in 2009 became President of Ocean Air (Avianca in Brazil). He has served as Executive Vice President of Operations, COO, Avianca Holdings S.A. since December 15, 2013.