Marco Antonio Navarrete Mehech

Summary

Industrial Civil Engineer (PUC) and MBA (UAI), with vast experience in commercial, technology, service and general management areas within airline companies and IT, consultancy and service industries. Excellent results based on efficient management of human resources, technical and financial resources. Focused on making a profitable business and providing quality services. Negotiator, autonomous and creative, skilled at analysis, strategy development, planning and control. High flexibility and willingness to change.

Work History

Work History

Project Manager

·IT leadership and implementation of commercial projects associated with Frequent Flyer Program (FFP), placing it as the largest in Latin America: the most important were Latin American FFP with 16 member airlines and co-branding with Banco de Santiago.

2008 - 2009

Project Director

LAN Airlines S.A.

·Leadership of multi-disciplinary team in Chile and Ecuador (commercial, airport, maintenance, operation, on-board service, human resources, management, IT, inter alia), allowing a successful planning and development of the strategic project “Domestic Flight Operation of LAN Ecuador”, achieving the approval of a US$8.1 million investment.

·Administration and management of the Distribution System Area, achieving efficiency and savings of US$3 million for the different channels in 2008.

·LAN representative to complete successfully the sales and transfer processes of its subsidiary Amadeus Chile, through a temporary consultancy to the new owners.

1998 - 2008

CEO

Amadeus Chile S.A.

LAN subsidiary, Amadeus IT Group’s representative; Technology, Services and Consultancy company focused on tourism and the business travel industry, with US$5 million in gross annual revenues.

·Sustainable cost reduction of about 30%, making it possible to revert company losses after an analysis of the most important variables and the definition of an appropriate action strategy.

·Definition, planning, execution and control of Sales, Marketing, IT, Human Resources and Customer Service strategies, generating growth, more profitability and the interest of the Amadeus IT Group in acquiring the company, achieving a sale under very good business and financial conditions.

·Obtained important agreements, such as one that allowed a 11.7% annual sales increase, with an investment close to US$1 million and another one that made it possible to retain 8% of annual sales for a five-year period and the commitment of 30% increase in sales.

·Negotiations with the most important supplier, achieving a 44.6% cost reduction in the main product.

·Duplication of return on capital, achieving 41.2% in 2007, after a business model redefinition, with products and services diversification and an action strategy on the more relevant cost structure variables.

·Placed Amadeus Chile as the Chilean market leader: 60.5% of market share, achieving 9.4% in four years due to a renewed and integral value proposition strategy.

1997 - 1998

Technology Project Director

LADECO S.A.

·Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams from two different airlines (LAN and LADECO) as General Director for the E-Ticket Project, the first implementation of this type of initiative in Chile and Latin America.

·Defined and implemented marketing and operational strategies for the E-Ticket Project, implementing the new product successfully and educating the customers.

·Despite the different organizational cultures in the merging process, it was possible to achieve the goals and complete the project on time.

1995 - 1997

CIO

LADECO S.A.

·Led the unification process of the IT areas of two airlines (LAN and LADECO), with a complete reorganization of LADECO’s areas and a 45% reduction in headcount.

·Close to 29% reduction in expenses managed for LADECO’s IT area by renegotiating contracts with suppliers, delivering different LAN solutions into LADECO and exploiting corporate synergy.

1991 - 1994

Systems Analyst A (senior) and Systems Analyst B

BANCO DE CHILE
1990 - 1991

Systems Analyst

BANCO DE SANTIAGO

Education

Education
2005 - 2006

MBA

Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
1983 - 1989

Ingeniero Civil Industrial

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile