Christine Ourmières-Widener
Christine Ourmières-Widener
CEO
TAP Air Portugal

Christine is the CEO at TAP Group and Non-Executive Director, designing and implementing business innovation and optimisation strategies for the Travel & Transport Infrastructure sectors to drive growth.

Has been CEO and Director of the Board at Flybe Group, Europe’s largest regional airline having previously spent almost 5 years as CEO and Director of the Board at CityJet. Earlier positions include several years at Air France including Vice President & General Manager of Air France KLM.

Christine can leverage deep C-Level change management and process reengineering experience in highly complex corporate environments to optimise performance while leading the identification and implementation of digital innovations across the entire business.

Christine has a proven track record designing and driving the end-to-end delivery of high-value Mergers & Acquisitions to ensure long-term sustainability. This recently includes leading the sale of Flybe to a consortium to rescue the business from administration and avoid the loss of 2.5k jobs and 1.4k pensions. Additionally, Christine nurtures collaborative senior stakeholder relationships up to board level and externally to win buy-in to organisational goals.

Christine is currently a Non-Executive Director at Datalex in Dublin. Earlier NED/Advisory roles include: Irish Sports Council; Women in Travel (WiNiT); and the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). Recent awards include IATA’s Diversity & Inclusion 2019 Inspirational Role Model.