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Damián Scokin

Chief Executive Officer
Business and Management


Damián Scokin joined Despegar in December 2016 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") since February 2017 and as a member of our board of directors since April 2017. From November 2014 to November 2016, prior to becoming our CEO, Mr. Scokin was the CEO of Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited ("Ultrapetrol"), where he continues to be a member of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Scokin helped navigate Ultrapetrol through its negotiations with creditors as a result of adverse market conditions in the energy and natural resources sectors, which, subsequent to his departure as CEO of the company, resulted in the filing of a Chapter 11 prepackaged reorganization plan agreement with a U.S. bankruptcy court at the beginning of 2017. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Scokin held several positions within the LATAM Airlines Group. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Scokin served as CEO for LATAM’s International Business Unit, where he was in charge of leading the merger and integration process of LAN Airlines, the biggest airline in Chile, and TAM Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil's leading airlines. Prior to the merger process, Mr. Scokin worked as CEO for the International Business Unit of LAN Airlines in Chile and as CEO for LAN Argentina before that, where he was in charge of the company’s startup and early development in Argentina. Mr. Scokin started his career in 1995 as an associate of McKinsey & Company in Boston, where he eventually became partner. Mr. Scokin holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Industrial Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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