Management

Zygimantas Surintas

CEO

Zygimantas Surintas, an entrepreneur in various business sectors alongside the work in leading positions in sales and commerce. Mr. Surintas has a rich experience in a range of business areas such as sales, communication, e-commerce, and marketing. Previously Mr. Surintas has been serving as CCO, CSO and board member in various companies in Lithuania, that later expanded to international level.

Aleksandrs Gusevs

VP Commercial

Aleksandrs Gusevs joined SmartLynx Airlines in 2006. Before joining SmartLynx Airlines he has rich experience in Maritime industry and Sea Terminal Operation, holding various managerial positions. During his career in SmartLynx Airlines, he has gained an experience in various aviation fields as OCC, Planning, Crewing and Dangerous Goods. Mr. Gusevs has graduated Latvian Maritime Academy.

Anders Ludvigsson

VP Operations

Mr. Ludvigsson has many years of experience managing both Airbus and Boeing fleets in a broad spectrum of the airline industry, including charter, low cost and ACMI. He is passionate about developing people and has led several successful digitalization and cost efficiency projects, including making an airline the most fuel-efficient airline of the IATA cost management group.
In addition to his flight crew license, Mr. Ludvigsson holds bachelor’s degrees in both Informatics and Aeronautical Sciences from Lund University and is a GMP graduate from Harvard Business School.

 

Sigurdur Hrafn Gislason

VP Safety

Sigurdur Gislason joined SmartLynx Airlines in 2007 as Safety and Security Manager and until recently he held the position of Safety & Security Director.  Mr. Gislason has gained experience in the world of aviation, working for the ACMI operator Air Atlanta, and for NATO on the civil aviation development efforts in Afghanistan.  Mr. Gislason holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Latvia.

Edvinas Demenius

VP Business Development

Edvinas Demenius is a sales and project management professional with hands-on experience in developing and executing business strategies, managing complex projects, boosting sales, developing new products and building a customer relationship. Mr. Demenius has an educational background in Tourism, as well as knowledge in aviation acquired at IATA Training and Development Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, supported by professional experience in Vilnius International Airport.

Malcolm Fitzsimons

VP Technical

Malcolm Fitzsimons joined Smartlynx in 2018, initially as Director of Engineering and Maintenance. With wide experience in both Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness within Commercial Airlines, Low Cost Carriers and ACMI & Charter he spent most of his career in a UK based Airlines. In recent years he was a leader of Engineering and Maintenance departments of a Low Cost Carrier based in the Middle East and Malta, initially as CAMO Post Holder and subsequently a Technical Operations Director of a Base Maintenance organization. Malcolm has been part of the technical introduction team of the new A330 military air to air refuelling platform for the UK Royal air Force and part of the Aircraft Incident Rescue team.

 

Skirmantas Sutkus

VP Finance

Skirmantas Sutkus holds Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Master’s degree in International Business. Mr. Sutkus has extensive experience as CFO in companies of different fields, int.al. Holding companies, Banking, Real estate, Retail, Raw materials, Entertainment, Agriculture, Food processing. His main responsibilities have been Financial planning and management, Risk assessment, Financing deals, Growth management and M&A deals. Mr. Sutkus is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of a financial and operational strategy.