Director, Industry Affairs Director, ALTA
Karo is the Director of Industry Affairs for ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) where she oversees the association’s team that is responsible for cultivating and building relationships among airlines, industry suppliers, governments, civil aviation authorities, and other industry partners. Torres is also responsible for leading ALTA’s technical department and committees that develop projects for airline members, including the areas of maintenance, technical purchasing, fraud prevention, safety operations, security and users charges.
Torres has an extensive aviation and industrial engineering background spanning nearly 20 years. Prior to joining ALTA, Torres held various aviation positions including: marketing and sales representative for Latin America for Global Airtech, general manager at Grupo Sonitel in Panama City, aviation consultant in heavy maintenance for GE Commercial Aviation Service, Heavy Maintenance (C Checks) Representative for Copa Airlines, technical maintenance representative for Aserca, and also served at Coopesa.
Torres earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from ULACIT University Panama City.