Rafael oversees 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia, advocating for the interest of IATA’s members and trengthening the relationships with aviation stakeholders. His career with IATA began in 2005 in Buenos Aires, as Country Manager for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Rafael’s aviation expertise also includes a 10 -year tenure at DHL in the Americas and experience working for a range of air transport companies in South America.

Rafael holds a Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the Pacific. He has lived in numerous countries including Argentina, Ecuador, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

He speaks Spanish and English.