Bogotá D.C., June 18, 2019
ANKO VAN DER WERFF, NEW EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AVIANCA HOLDINGS S.A. AND
PRESIDENT OF AEROVÍAS DEL CONTINENTE AMERICANO S.A. AVIANCA
The Executive President will take office on July 15
Avianca Holdings S.A. and Avianca S.A. announce that, in board meetings held today, Anko van der Werff was appointed as Executive President and CEO of Avianca
Holdings S.A. and as President of Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. Avianca.
Anko van der Werff has more than 19 years of experience in the
airline industry in companies such as Air
Qatar and Aeromexico. His last position was in the Aeromexico Group, where he served as Executive Commercial Vice President for the last five years. He
also led key industry processes at Qatar Airways and Air
one of the first commercial aviation companies in the world.
On the appointment of Van der Werff as the Companys new CEO, Roberto Kriete, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avianca Holdings, said: Anko
becomes part of our team to help us lead this challenging industry moment. His great experience in international airlines will not only allow us to continue our transformation, it will also give us the opportunity to strengthen the loyalty of our
customers, to enliven the commitment of our employees and to strengthen the competitiveness of our company and its financial situation.
der Werffs Trajectory
Anko van der Werff has had an outstanding global trajectory in the airline industry. His last position was in Aeromexico
where he served for five years as Executive Vice President and Commercial Vice President, where he was responsible for Corporate Strategy, Network Planning and Itineraries, Alliances, Pricing & Revenue Management, Sales, Distribution,
Before joining Aeromexico, Anko van der Werff was Senior Vice President of Pricing &
Revenue Management and Global Sales & Distribution of Qatar Airways. He also led KLM Commercial Strategy in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in the Nordic countries. He was also affiliated to Northwest Airlines and Air France at
the beginning of his professional career.
Van der Werff holds a degree in Law from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He also holds a Master in
Administration from the Business School of the University of Harvard, United States. He speaks English, Dutch and Spanish fluently. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at different international university institutions such as Cranfield,
in the United Kingdom, Bad Honnef, in Germany and the University of Texas A&M, in Qatar.
With the arrival of Anko van der Werff, Renato Covelo, who
assumed the Presidency on an interim basis, returns to his position as General Secretary and Legal Vice President of the Company.
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Avianca Holdings S.A. (NYSE: AVH)
(BVC:PFAVH) comprises the airlines: Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.Avianca, Tampa Cargo S.A., incorporated in Colombia, Aerolineas Galapagos S.A.Aerogal, incorporated in Ecuador, and the TACA Group companies: TACA
International Airlines S.A., incorporated in El Salvador, Lineas Aereas Costarricenses S.A.LACSA, incorporated in Costa Rica, Transamérican Airlines S.A.TACA Perú, incorporated in Perú and Isleña de
Inversiones S.A. de C.V.ISLEÑA, incorporated in Honduras.
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