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TAAG’s CEO Ousted in Sudden Organizational Change

Eduardo Fairen Soria led TAAG through two transformative post-COVID years.

TAAG – Linhas Aéreas de Angola revealed its new leadership during an extraordinary general assembly, setting the stage for an ambitious journey into 2024. António dos Santos Domingos takes the reins as President of the Board of Directors, while Nelson Pedro Rodrigues de Oliveira assumes the role of President of the Executive Committee.

As the airline welcomes a new leadership, it bids farewell to Eduardo Fairen Soria, who served as CEO since October 2021. The 62-year-old Spaniard played a crucial role in TAAG’s recent successes, including financial growth, international partnerships, and operational recovery post-COVID.

António dos Santos Domingos, a seasoned manager with over 30 years of experience in leading organizations such as Sonangol, Sonair, Helimalongo, Sonagesa, Banco Caixa Angola, Sonagás, and Banco de Desenvolvimento de Angola, now leads TAAG’s Board of Directors. Armed with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in financial economics, Santos Domingos expressed a commitment to working towards making TAAG a relevant flagship airline, acknowledging the challenges and the collective effort required.

A New CEO

Taking charge as the CEO and President of the Executive Committee is Nelson Pedro Rodrigues de Oliveira, a familiar face with over 38 years of experience at TAAG. Oliveira, previously with the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), brings a wealth of knowledge gained from various technical roles.

His focus on the maintenance and engineering department, especially with the 777, 737, and Dash-8 fleets, positions him strategically for the role. Oliveira holds a degree in Business Management with a specialty in Air Transport Management, along with licenses and certifications from both ANAC and FAA.

Miguel Carneiro, formerly a Consultant to the Office of the Minister of Transport, joins TAAG as a Non-Executive Director with 20 years of transversal management experience and a background in aviation business administration.

The announcement ensures continuity with the retention of former Directors, including Misayely Celestino Isaac Abias and Iuri Miguel Guerra Neto as non-executive directors. Executive directors João Miguel da Gama Lobo Semedo, Sais Daalaoui, Maria Manuela Resende da Costa Pardal, Nowel R. Nagala, Custody Gabriela Pereira Basto, and Susana Ramos also remain in their respective roles.

Victor Shalton

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  • Victor Shalton

    Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Victor’s love for aviation goes way back to when he was 11-years-old. Living close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he developed a love for planes and he even recalls aspiring to be a future airline executive for Kenya Airways. He also has a passion in the arts and loves writing and had his own aviation blog prior to joining AirlineGeeks. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at DeKUT and aspiring to make a career in a more aviation-related course.

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