June 19, 2019 |
Anko van der Werff takes control as the Colombian airline works on refinancing $550m in bonds
Colombian airline Avianca said it has named Anko van der Werff as its new CEO, stepping in for the interim head Renato Covelo.
Van der Werff joins Avianca from Aeroméxico, where he was the executive commercial vice president for five years, Avianca said in a press release. He has also worked for Qatar Airways and Air France-KLM.
Avianca had $357m in cash and $626m in short-term debt at the end of the first quarter this year, according to Fitch.