Airbus has promoted Rafael Alonso to the newly created position of President, Airbus Latin America and Caribbean Region. Alonso is responsible for all Airbus commercial activities and customer relations in more than 40 countries. Alonso will report to John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.
With more than 30 years in the aviation industry, Alonso has been involved directly in the sale of more than 1,000 Airbus aircraft. He has spent most of his career in Latin America, having led Airbus’ presence there since the late 1980s. In 2007, Airbus established its Latin America and Caribbean offices in Miami – with Alonso leading the effort to be closer to customers.