Paulo Mirpuri accumulated over the last 28 years a wealth of expertise in the aviation industry, with top management positions in several airlines, as well as in the support side of the industry, including aircraft trading, inflight catering units, aircraft handling, and maintenance organizations. Paulo Mirpuri currently holds also the chairman position at Hi Fly, Safeport, MESA and LSKY.
Mal Sandford has over 40 years’ experience in the aviation industry, with 22 years at Senior Management level. He has spent the last 12 years managing the interface between civilian and defence operations during major war conflicts and natural disasters.
Holder of a Master’s degree in Aviation Management, Mal is a licensed pilot since 1977 and a certified aviation safety, compliance and systems auditor.
Laurent Donnet has more than 30 years’ experience in military aviation, having worked for over seven years at the European Defence Agency where he addressed several air domains with emphasis on Air-To-Air Refuelling, Airlift, Jet Pilot Training, Single European Sky and Missile Defence.
Holder of a Master’s Degree from the Royal Military Academy, Laurent Donnet started his career at the Belgian Air Force where he flew frontline jet fighters for 16 years. Prior to joining the European Defence Agency, he attended Staff college in Paris and worked at the Belgian Joint Staff in Brussels.