Management Team
Paulo Mirpuri
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paulo Mirpuri was appointed President and CEO of Safeport in 2005, leading the company through its successful growth over the past 10 years. He has 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 support companies of the industry, including aircraft trading, inflight catering units, aircraft handling, and maintenance organizations. Paulo Mirpuri currently holds also the Chairman position at the holding, as well as the positions of President and CEO at Hi Fly, MESA and LSKY.

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Carlos Mirpuri
Vice President

Carlos Mirpuri is Vice-President of Safeport since 2005. As a professional pilot for 34 years, he has an extensive technical and managerial background. Being an active airline pilot, he keeps all his ratings and credentials up to date, as Captain, instructor and examiner in most Airbus aircrafts, including A320, A330-350 and A340. He closely supervises flight, ground and maintenance operations of the Group. Having started his career as a flight instructor, he then flew commuters, before joining TAP Air Portugal in 1986, where he spent over 15 years. In 2001 he resigned from TAP to dedicate himself in full time to his Aviation Group. He is also a consultant for Airbus Training UK since 2006.

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Sérgio Bagorro
Chief Financial Officer

Sérgio Bagorro became Chief Financial Officer of Safeport in 2006, still keeping this position currently. He has also been the Group’s CFO since 2006, having also been appointed, in 2013, as Chief Executive Officer of the holding. He has more than 24 years’ experience with main focus in the financial area, having also relevant expertise on aviation, finance consultancy, and general management on several areas such as logistics, supply chain, industry, IT systems, communications, and tax & legal services. With an academic major in Economics and a Master’s Degree in International Economy, the main companies he worked for include Sabena - Swissair Group, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) and Telecom Marconi Group.

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Cristina Becken
Lisbon, Cascais and Faro Handling Manager

Cristina Becken is both Business Coordinator and Operations Coordinator at Safeport since 2007. Her responsibilities include overseeing the activities of the company at Lisbon, Cascais and Faro Airports. With 15 years of experience in the aviation industry, Cristina Becken started in 2001 as Traffic Assistant at a European airline, contributing for the opening of its Lisbon Station, working namely in the Passengers Handling Department. Later on, Cristina Becken was nominated Traffic Supervisor and, after that, Departures Control System Coordinator. She started working at Hi Fly airline as Flight Attendant, having also worked in the company’s Operations Control Center. Between 2007 and 2010, Cristina Becken became Director of Ground Operations at Hi Fly airlines and later became Handling Manager at Safeport.

Cristiana Sousa
Oporto Handling Manager

Cristiana Sousa is the coordinator of Safeport Oporto’s activity since 2007. With 14 years’ experience in the aviation world, she joined the Ground Operations Team of a european airline in 2002, firstly as a Traffic Agent and later as Traffic Supervisor in Madeira Island Airport. From 2004 to 2006 she was Station Manager of Oporto for the same company. After a brief period at TAP Air Portugal, she joined Safeport team in 2007, becoming Safeport Oporto’s Manager. Before she was also Ground Coordinator in several other airports, namely Ascension Island Airport, in Saint Helena; Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, in Belize City; Brussels Airport, in Belgium; London Gatwick Airport, in the United Kingdom; and Mount Pleasant Airport, in Falkland Islands.

Astrigilda Almeida 
Cape Verde Handling Manager

Astrigilda Almeida is responsible for both Safeport’s Ground and Marketing Operations, as well as for the development of its business strategies and for its Client Management, in Cape Verde since 2005. Having 32 years’ experience, she joined a handling company in Cape Verde in 2002, having been the General Manager of its Business Aviation Center. Astrigilda Almeida started in the aviation industry back in 1984 in TACV Cape Verde Airlines, where she assumed different responsibilities and functions, along the time: was Chief Sales Officer; worked also as Chief of the Passengers Assistance Department; was the person in charge of the Irregularity Management Cabinet; and later on was nominated Regional Commercial Director.