Javier GALLEGO

Director, FDS operations - IATA

University studies in Business Administration and MBA from the IE Business School.

Javier’s professional career started in the consultancy industry in two different Spanish companies focused on financial management, taxes and cost control. He also collaborated in various tax publications.

In the early 90s, Javier joined IATA as the Financial Manager for Spain, participating in global projects of the company.

In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Director IDFS Operations Southern Europe, based in Brussels, covering the operations of 14 countries.

In April 2002, he held the position of Country Manager Spain & Portugal was and was then promoted to the new role of Director Service Centre Europe in December 2005, with the main goal of consolidating IDFS European operations in a single regional centre based in Madrid.

In July 2010, he was appointed Director of FDS operations of IATA at a global level, the position he holds to date.