Rafael Schvartzman

IATA Vice-President

Rafael Schvartzman is IATA’s Regional Vice President for Europe, overseeing 55 countries across Europe and Central Asia.

He leads IATA’s activities in the region, building and strengthening strategic relationships with aviation stakeholders, advocating for the industry on behalf of IATA’s members, implementing new products and services, and presiding over the settlement systems for carriers in the region.

Rafael’s career with IATA began in 2005 in Buenos Aires, as Country Manager for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. His aviation expertise also includes a 10-year tenure at DHL in the Americas and experience working for a range of air transport companies in South America.

Rafael holds a Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the Pacific. He has lived in numerous countries including Argentina, Ecuador, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. He speaks Spanish and English.