Mr. Eduardo Novoa Castellón joined LATAM’s board of directors in April 2017. In addition, Mr. Novoa serves on the board of directors of Grupo Ecomac, Cementos Bio-Bio, STARS y ESSAL. He was also a member of the board of directors of Esval (2007-2009), Soquimich (2008-2013), Grupo Drillco (2008-2014), Techpack (2014-2017) and several Start-Ups. He was professor of Finance and Economics at Universidad de Chile, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad Diego Portales and ANEPE, professor of the Master in Finance at Universidad de Chile and Research Assistant at the Center for Public Studies. Mr. Novoa is bachelor of business and administration at Universidad de Chile and has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Nicolás Eduardo Eblen Hirmas, joined LATAM’s board of directors in April 2017. Mr. Eblen currently serves as CEO of Inversiones Andes SpA, a position he has held since 2010. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Granja Marina Tornagaleones S.A., Río Dulce S.A., Patagonia SeaFarms Inc., and Sociedad Agrícola La Cascada Ltda. Mr. Eblen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, major in Computer Science from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Sonia J.S. Villalobos joined the Board of LATAM Airlines in August 2018. Mrs. Sonia is a Brazilian citizen and a regular member of the Boards of Petrobras and Telefónica Vivo, both in her country.
She is a founding partner of the company Villalobos Consultoria since 2009 and a professor of post-graduate courses in finance at Insper since 2016. Between 2005 and 2009, she was the Manager of Funds in Latin America, in Chile, managing mutual and institutional funds of Larrain Vial AGF. From 1996 to 2002, she was responsible for Private Equity investments in Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Bassini, Playfair & Associates, LLC. As of 1989 she was Head of Research of Banco Garantia. She graduated in Public Administration from EAESP / FGV in 1984 and was Master in Finance from the same institution in 2004. She was the first person to receive the CFA certification in Latin America, in 1994.
As a volunteer, she participates in the Board of the CFA Society Brazil, a non-profit association that brings together nearly 1,000 professionals who hold the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) certification in Brazil.