Luis Gallego

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Luis Gallego in 2015.

Luis Gallego holds a degree in aeronautical engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an Executive Development Programme (EDD) qualification from the IESE School of Business.[1]He began his career in the Spanish Air Force, and has since worked in Aviaco, INDRA and, between 1997 and 2006,in several positions with the Iberia franchise partner Air Nostrum, where he became technical manager of workshop maintenance until his transfer to Clickair, prior to its merger with Vueling.

At Vueling, Luis Gallego held the post of production manager, with responsibility for flight operations, training, quality, safety, maintenance, and ground operations. With a total of 47 aircraft and more than 1,600 employees under his command, he and his team achieved the highest ratings for punctuality, regularity, and customer satisfaction of any Spanish airline.

Luis Gallego has been Iberia Express CEO since it was founded. On March 27, 2013, he has been appointed as CEO of Iberia, as well as Board Member of International Airlines Group, a holding made up of Iberia and British Airways.

On January 1, 2014, he will become Executive Chairman of Iberia.


  1. ^ Luis Gallego Biography at