Staff

Fernando Cardenas | Chief Executive Officer 

Mechanical Engineer from UPB, with an MBA from EAFIT, a MSc in Economics from LSE, and a MSc with emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship from MIT. He has been Indaer´s CEO since 2013. He is also a founding Partner of LIFT, a growth an innovation company inspired by a thesis in MIT. He has 25+ years of experience in strategy, entrepreneurship, corporate finance, innovation, private equity, venture capital and investment banking, in various industries like consumer products, financial services, engineering and technology. Has been managing director of the private equity fund Escala, President of Tracker Detektor Germany-LoJack, President of Tracker do Brasil-LoJack and General Manager of SBA, a strategic management and optimization consulting firm. He was also CFO for the Andean region for Kimberly Clark, VP of finance and planning for the asset management and trust company SUFIBIC  and worked in the investment bank CORFINSURA. He has been a member of the board of the Medellín  stock exchange, the investment committee of the venture capital fund Progresa Capital and of several boards in Colombia and Latin America. He has also served as advisor to Ruta N, Parque E., Creame and  the local angel investor network. 

Juan Carlos Osorio | MRO Services Director

Responsible for developing policies and procedures for Airline Operations and Repair Station for FAA and UAEAC authorities. Experience in handling the certification process for Airline and Repair Station for both authorities. Experience in Aircraft Delivery and Redelivery process for B707, DC8 and B767 aircraft.  Holds FAA A&P Certificate (2486819) and Colombian Licenses Line Maintenance Technician (TLA 3545), Aircraft Inspector (AIT 1091) and Ground Instructor (IET 184). Colombian Professional Register as Electrical Engineer AN205 30354. He specialises in interim lease inspections and aircraft deliveries and re-deliveries for leasing companies and airlines operating under FAA, EASA and other regulatory jurisdictions. Also wide experience in major checks and modifications oversights for Boeing fleet. Juan is a native Spanish speaker with fluency in English

Daniel Restrepo  Director, Technology & Business Development

As member of the Planning Committee, managed the technical evaluation of new generation aircraft and the induction into services of the Airbus A320 and ATR42 and the retirement of Boeing 727 and F.27 aircraft at ACES Airlines. Advisor to the Colombian government on the evaluation, selection, induction and successful introduction to services of the ATR 42 in the national police air wing in 2009. Within Aces Airlines organization, managed the program for the recertification of the airline under new airworthiness standards from CAA. Lead company staff for the recertification of Colombia by FAA International Aviation Safety Assessment Program for Category I in 2006 in cooperation with other airlines and Colombian CAA. Led the reorganization of the ACES Airlines Engineering Division, establishing modern engineering and maintenance organization. As a founding partner at Indaer, has spearheaded significant projects witin the organization and for customers worldwide.

Jovani Idrobo | Director, Consulting / Aircraft Technical Services

Power plant maintenance programs, engineering analysis and engines major maintenance control. Inventories administration, optimization and maintenance; costs reduction. Aeronautical materials contracts negotiation Design and implementation of a Logistics program for airlines, Door to Door logistics program for engines, AOG program, and web portal implementation for supply chain full visibility. ACES Team member of Airline re-certification process by the FAA and by Colombian CAA in 1996. Technical School approval and certification by Colombian CAA. Team member for obtaining the FAA approval for Airbus A320 aircraft operation in to USA. Airline Maintenance audit program management. Quality Control and Technical personnel training and licensing program management.

Juan Luis Velez | Manager Branch Office France / Senior Consultant

Led the creation and developing the Production Planning and Control Division, area in charge of monitoring maintenance programs of the fleet and creating, programming and controlling maintenance checks and work packages. Director Projects Engineering and Maintenance from 1,997 to 2,002, being in charge of managing the definition and introduction of the A320 and ATR 42-500, including aircraft acceptance at manufacturer assembly lines, as well as negotiating and managing all third party maintenance and fleet support contracts. Participation in the incorporation process of the Airbus A320 and ATR 42-500 fleets.Managed for Aerobrokers S.A. a consulting firm in Colombia, the commercial representation of Airbus, ATR, IAE, R&R, Sogerma, ITR.

Nicolas Ariza Velez | Manager Corporate Planning

Ardent believer in the power of technology to communicate ideas and advance human endeavors. Capable of implementing the most suitable Cloud Computing Tools to boost productivity. With over 7 years of experience in aircraft records & technical audits, production planning and control of maintenance programs. Highly skilled in specifications gathering, troubleshooting, and mechanical design & analysis using CAD/CAM & CAE tools.