Lourdes Y. Mesado Martínez


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Lourdes Y. Mesado Martínez

Lourdes graduated as an Industrial Engineer, specialising in General Mechanics, Electricity and Automation, and a Technical Industrial Engineer from the University of Malaga. She completed a Master's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety in its three specialities in 2004 and a Managerial Development Programme (PDD) at the IESE Business School in 2016.

Prior to joining Aena, she worked as a Project Manager at Dragados and then at an engineering consultancy firm in Malaga for 7 years.

She started her professional career at Aena in 2006 as a project manager in the CNS/ATM Infrastructure Division in Air Navigation Central Services and has subsequently held the following positions:

  • Director of Human Resources Management of ENAIRE (June 2015 to present)
  • Head of the Human Resources and Administration Division of the Aena/ENAIRE South Region (February 2014-June 2015)
  • Head of the Occupational Health and Safety Department in Air Navigation Central Services of Aena (May 2011-February 2014)

While still Director of Human Resources Management, Lourdes Mesado upgraded the management and development of human resources at ENAIRE, negotiated the air controller strike of 2015 with the strike committee, developed and executed the call for controllers of 2016 and negotiated the new air traffic controller agreement.

Among her future challenges are promoting and executing all the plans related to People included in the 2020 Flight Plan and the new calls for air controllers.