Mr. Fernando Val Martinez has started his career journey with the Military in Spanish Air Force both as a pilot and in management positions, where he shaped some of core values mainly respect, honesty, hardwork and teamwork. Later on, he joined the aviation industry as part of the startup team of an airline called Vueling. After 12 years, Vueling became a leading airline in the competitive European low cost market growing profitable from 0 to more than 120 airplanes. During these years, he had different positions in Operations, Quality and Safety, becoming eventually COO. The last few years he has lived here in the United Arab Emirates, as Group COO of Air Arabia leading the transformation plan to ensure a solid growth and increase in profitability. He has done his postgraduate studies at Harvard, IESE, Airbus and USAF. He has played a significant role in Organizational improvements in every role he played ensuring cost efficiencies and risk management as a key focus.