Aviation Develop Africa

AviaDev Africa

9-11 June 2021 – Novotel Convention and Spa, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Speaker Profile

Joao Po Jorge

Director General, LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, S.A

As of July 23, 2018, the management structure of LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, S.A., was changed and will no longer has an Executive Committee. It is now headed by a Director General. Accordingly, Engineer João Carlos Pó Jorge has been appointed as the new Director General of LAM, by the General Assembly.

Engineer João Carlos Pó Jorge is an aviation professional whose career began in 1985 at LAM, where he first held the position of head of the Engineering and Quality Department where he has served in different capacities, including his appointment as the Company's resident Representative to Boeing until 1995.

It was at this stage, that he demonstrated a strong interest to pursue a career in the aerospace industry and joined Pratt & Whitney- United Technologies, where he was appointed Customer Support Manager for Africa and Coordinator of the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Programme, a program designed for the optimizing management processes for airlines from until 2013.

This opportunity not only opened new horizons for the Engineer João Carlos Pó Jorge, but it also helped him to amass a wealth of experience by closely working with several African airlines and other aerospace and aviation related companies. Some of the airlines he has worked with in his capacity as Customer support manager for Pratt & Whitney include Air Zimbabwe, TACV, TAAG, Air Afrique, Air Senegal, AeroZambia, and Ethiopian Airlines.

Due to his wide ranging experience and expertise, he was once again called back to serve LAM, and assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer, from 2013 to 2016, following which he was appointed Advisor to the Chief Financial Officer, a position he held until his appointment as Director General of LAM.

Owing to his in-depth business experience and expertise working with airlines in challenging environments across Africa, Engineer João Carlos Pó Jorge is uniquely qualified to lead LAM at this important juncture.

Engineer João Carlos Pó Jorge has a proven track record as a visionary leader and strong defender of ethical principles and good governance.