Constantino de Oliveira Junior is the president and chief executive of GOL. He used to race cars and was the 1992 South American Formula Three champion.
Constantino de Oliveira Junior is the president and chief executive of GOL, the Brazilian low-cost airline, known by family, friends and colleagues as “Junior”, he used to race cars and was the 1992 South American Formula Three champion.
With a personal fortune of 1.1 billion dollars and growing, from 1994 to 2000 he was an officer of family-owned Grupo Áurea, a large Brazilian ground transport conglomerate that served as the launching pad for GOL in 2001. His last position at Grupo Áurea was general director for urban companies.
A qualified pilot, Oliveira’s hobbies today include flying, kart racing and mountain biking.
He studied business administration at the Universidade do Distrito Federal and attended the Executive Programme on Corporate Management for Brazil conducted by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships.
Oliveira is one of seven children. Three brothers serve on GOL’s eight-member board of directors with him and their father, Constantino de Oliveira, is chairman. His three sisters are not involved in the airline. Oliveira is married and has two daughters.