Management Team
Paulo Mirpuri
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paulo Mirpuri was appointed President and CEO of LSKY 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, MESA and Safeport.

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Carlos Mirpuri
Vice President

Carlos Mirpuri is Vice-President of LSKY 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 LSKY 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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Dhansukh Ambaram
Operations Manager

Dhansukh Ambaram is LSKY’s Operations Manager since its launch in 2005. With already 15 years’ experience in inflight catering, he has an extended knowledge about the specifics of this aviation support industry. In LSKY, Dhansukh Ambaram is responsible for the setting up the menu and for following the quality and safety control which is performed until the meals’ delivery to the aircraft. Adding up, he has also costumer management responsibilities, namely in prices negotiating and in billing. During the prior 4 years, Dhansukh Ambaram had responsabilities in commercial aviation’s inflight catering, having performed inventory management, purchase of inflight galley equipment and operationalizing the logistics related to the supply of duty free bars, dry goods and dressing to the aircrafts.

Miguel Baptista

Miguel Baptista joined LSKY as Chef in 2009, and has 17 years’of professional experience. After completing a 3-years course of First Cook and Second Pastry, in 1998, in Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, he became Second Cook at the prestigious “Choupana” restaurant, also located in Estoril. In 1999, Miguel Baptista accepted the offer of Hotel Palácio Estoril (5 stars) and became First Cook there. An year after, he joined Grupo Silva Carvalho’s Palácio Nacional da Pena restaurant, where he became Chef in 2005. While working as a Chef in LSKY, Miguel Baptista made an upgrade course, called “La Cuisine selon Joël Robuchon”, in 2011, at the prestigious “Lenôtre” school in Paris.

João Lopes

João Lopes became Chef at LSKY in 2010, having currently 25 years’ experience in the gastronomic field. He completed a Cook and Pastry course at in Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies, in 1990, becoming, in that exact same year, a cook in Hotel Praia Mar, in Carcavelos. In the following years and until he joined LSKY, João Lopes, worked as a cook and as a chef in several hotels and renowned restaurants in Cascais, Oeiras, Sintra and Toronto (Canada). In 2011, already as a chef in LSKY, João Lopes made an upgrade course, called “La Cuisine selon Joël Robuchon” at the prestigious “Lenôtre” school in Paris.

Susana Castro
Food Quality and Safety Manager

Susana Castro joined LSKY in 2012, and is responsible for all aspects concerning food quality and safety, including the maintenance of the company’s NP EN ISO 22000:2005 certification. In addition, she is also responsible for all matters related to health, hygiene and safety at work. In 2008, immediately after finishing an Integrated Master’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Susana Castro began to devote herself professionally to issues related to food quality and safety. With 8 years of experience in this field, she started as Head of Quality Department in a corporate group which owned a meat industry and seven takeaway restaurants. Between 2010 and 2012 Susana Castro worked as a Quality Technician in TeQualim, a food consulting firm.