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Javier Gándara

Javier Gándara Martínez es Ingeniero Aeronáutico por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Desde 2011 es Director General para España, Portugal y los Países Bajos en easyJet, compañía en la que ocupa distintos puestos directivos desde 2007. Esta experiencia en una de las principales aerolíneas de bajo coste, además de su pasión por el mundo de la aviación comercial, le sitúan como observador de primera línea de la revolución que este modelo ha provocado en la industria, para beneficio de millones de consumidores. En la actualidad también ostenta la Presidencia de ALA, la Asociación de Líneas Aéreas, que aglutina a más de 70 compañías aéreas que vuelan en España, de todos los modelos de negocio y procedencias geográficas. Con anterioridad ha trabajado en FedEx, en donde ha sido Director de Operaciones para España y Portugal desde el año 2000. Ha completado su formación con un Grado en ADE por la UNED, un Executive MBA por el Instituto de Empresa, y un Postgraduate Certificate en Air Transport Management por la City University de Londres. También es Vicepresidente de Honor de ITAérea Aeronautical Business School, en donde desempeña tareas docentes.

Javier Gándara Martínez is an Aeronautical Engineer from Madrid Polytechnic University. Since 2011 is Country Director in easyJet, responsible for several markets, currently in charge of Southern Europe, and before that he had other senior management functions since 2007 when he joined the company. This experience within one of the main low cost airlines, as well as his passion for the world of commercial aviation, have placed him as a first-hand spectator of the revolution brought forward by this model into the industry, for the benefit of millions of consumers. He is currently also holding the Chairmanship of ALA, the Association of Airlines flying in Spain, with more than 60 airline members, covering all business models and geographical origins. Before that he has worked for FedEx, where he was Senior Manager Operations for Spain and Portugal since 2000. He has completed his training with a Degree in Business Administration from UNED, and Executive MBA from IE Business School, as well as Postgraduate Certificate in Air Transport Management from City University of London. He is also Honorary Vice-Chairman at ITAérea Aeronautical Business School, where he regularly lectures.