Carla-da-Silva

Carla da Silva, Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America, has 16 years experience in the aviation industry. She began her career as a flight attendant with SAA. After moving to ground operations with SAA and Royal Dutch Airlines, she joined the sales division of Air France as a Global Account Manager. She was then head hunted to join SAA in the role of Key Account Manager, and was promoted to Head of Global Sales & Distribution SAA – tasked with producing a turn-over of R15.9 billion. She currently also serves as a non-executive director on the board of Lwazi Investments and is a Director of Air Mauritius SA Pty Ltd. Da Silva has also initiated a mentorship programme for women in the aviation world. In terms of tertiary education; she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, before pursuing her MBA, and is currently engaged in obtaining a PhD in Leadership and Management Innovation. She is also a Chairman of Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA). 

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS CURRENT POSITION(S)

  • Air Mauritius Regional Manager: Africa and Latin America
  • Non-executive Director | Lwazi Investments
  • Director | Air Mauritius
  • Chairman of Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA)

PREVIOUS POSITION(S)

  • Air France | Global Account Manager
  • SAA | Key Account Manager
  • SAA | Head of Global Sales & Distribution

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY TERTIARY

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • MBA
  • PhD in Leadership and Management Innovation (Current)