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Four VPs Get The Pink Slip

GOL restructuring decreases number of vice presidents

eTN Staff Writer  Nov 04, 2009

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. announced an organizational restructuring designed to streamline business management and reduce the number of vice presidents. The initiative is a response to the company's rapid growth in recent years and is aligned with its strategic objectives. All the decisions were taken in accordance with the strictest standards of governance and with the participation of the board of directors throughout.

Under the new organizational architecture, the company's chief financial officer, Leonardo Pereira, who is in charge of finance, controls, and investor relations, will also be head of the technology, business development, and strategic planning departments. His new area will be entitled finance, strategy, and information technology.

The marketing and services vice presidency will be renamed market and will comprise the cargo, commercial, corporate communications, marketing, yield management, and alliance departments. Until this process is complete, the department heads under the new vice presidency will report directly to the CEO.
The position of vice president - information technology and planning will cease to exist due to the redistribution of its areas.

Additionally, Ricardo Khauaja, who is currently head of management and personnel, will be named vice president - customers, employees, and management, a position that will include people (human resources) and management, as well as the customer service, airport, and commercial crew areas. The technical area, led by Captain Fernando Rockert de Magalhaes, remains unchanged.

Due to the extinction or change in profile of certain areas, the current vice presidents Wilson Maciel Ramos (IT and planning) and Tarcisio Gargioni (marketing and services) will be leaving the company, as are Marco Antonio Piller, head of airports, and Francisco Eustaquio Mendes, head of maintenance, who were succeeded by Alberto Correnti and Sydnei Casarini, respectively. Ramos, Gargioni, Piller, and Eustaquio are all highly-competent professionals who have made an invaluable contribution to the carrier's growth, for which they deserve the company's recognition and gratitude.

There will be no changes to the structure or heads of other areas, except that those that have been reallocated will be reporting to a different vice president.

GOL restructuring decreases number of vice presidents
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