Management Team
Paulo Mirpuri
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paulo Mirpuri was appointed President and CEO of MESA in 2005, leading the company through its successful growth over the past 10 years. He has accumulated, over the last 28 years, a wealth of expertise in the aviation industry, with top management positions in several airlines, as well as in support companies of the industry, including aircraft trading, inflight catering units, aircraft handling, and maintenance organizations. Paulo Mirpuri currently holds also the Chairman position at the holding, as well as the positions of President and CEO at Hi Fly, Safeport and LSKY.

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Carlos Mirpuri
Vice President

Carlos Mirpuri is MESA’s Accountable Manager, the Group Part-145 MRO, since 2005. As a professional pilot for 34 years, he has an extensive technical and managerial background. Being an active airline pilot, he keeps all his ratings and credentials up to date, as Captain, instructor and examiner in most Airbus aircrafts, including A320, A330-350 and A340. He closely supervises flight, ground and maintenance operations of the Group. Having started his career as a flight instructor, he then flew commuters, before joining TAP Air Portugal in 1986, where he spent over 15 years. In 2001 he resigned from TAP to dedicate himself in full time to his Aviation Group. He is also a consultant for Airbus Training UK since 2006.

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Sérgio Bagorro
Chief Financial Officer

Sérgio Bagorro became Chief Financial Officer of MESA in 2006, still keeping this position currently. He has also been the Group’s CFO since 2006, having also been appointed, in 2013, as Chief Executive Officer of the holding. He has more than 24 years’ experience with main focus in the financial area, having also relevant expertise on aviation, finance consultancy, and general management on several areas such as logistics, supply chain, industry, IT systems, communications, and tax & legal services. With an academic major in Economics and a Master’s Degree in International Economy, the main companies he worked for include Sabena - Swissair Group, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) and Telecom Marconi Group.

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João Alves
Maintenance & Engineering Director

João Alves is MESA’s Maintenance & Engineering Manager Part-145, since 2006. He has achieved, over the last 23 years, a great expertise in aircrafts’ technical maintenance, being EASA Part-66 licensed with Airbus A330 and A340 and a Quality Auditor. Previously, João Alves worked at TAP Portugal for 8 years as Aircraft Maintenance Technician. He also worked for 3 years as a Quality Auditor in a European airline. In addition, João Alves has the necessary technical qualifications to train human factors, in the maintenance field.

Ricardo Oliveira
Production Manager

Ricardo Oliveira is MESA Production Manager since 2010. With 28 years of professional experience in commercial aviation, Ricardo Oliveira worked previously in the Portuguese Air Force, in TAP Portugal, in a European airline and in Scandinavian Airlines System/GTL LOT Airport Services. Ricardo Oliveira is holder of EASA Part 66 certification for the following Airbus models: A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-300 and A340-500/600.