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.

John Brady

VP Technical

John Brady, VP Technical, previously Maintenance Director, joined SmartLynx in 2014. He has extensive hands-on experience in Aircraft Maintenance and is UK CAA Part 66 licensed.  Mr. Brady has held various technical management positions for Airlines in Europe and Africa. He holds a Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University UK.

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.

Hordur Hermannsson

VP Operations

Hordur Hermannsson joined SmartLynx Airlines in 2007 as Director Network Operations and recently hold Ground Operations Director position. Mr. Hordur Hermannsson is an ACMI business expert with wide aviation experience gained in various positions working for Air Atlanta Icelandic – Regional Manager, Station Manager, Crew Planning Manager.  Mr. Hermannsson has graduated from German Officer School.

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.

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.