Rui Carreira is the current Chief Executive Officer of TAAG Angola Airlines.
He holds a degree in Law from Universidade Lusíada de Angola, a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from INSEEC, Paris and a Post-Graduate degree in Business Management (AESE/IESE, Lisbon/Madrid).
He was an Angolan Air Force pilot and TAAG commercial pilot in the 1990s and later an executive pilot at Sonangol Aeronáutica. He was also a flight instructor in Luanda and an aeronautical researcher, after been trained in this area in Brazil in 2000.
Mr. Carreira also held the position of President of the Pilots Association of Angola.
In 2008 he was invited by the then Angolan Minister of Transport to join TAAG Board of Directors, where he remained until 2013 as Executive Director.
After his position as TAAG Board Director, in 2013 Mr. Carreira was appointed Deputy Director General of Angola’s Civil Aviation Authority (INAVIC) and later became Director General.
In mid-2017 he returned to TAAG as member of its interim Management Committee and in September 2018 was appointed CEO of the Angolan flag carrier, a position he currently holds.”