The amount of compensation to be paid to the former director of TAP, Alexandra Reis, It was even rejected by the former Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santosshows an exchange of messages between the general director of the airline, Christine Ourmières-Widener, and the former Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Hugo Mendes, which CNN Portugal had access to.
The amount was negotiated. Alexandra Reis initially requested compensation of 700,000 euros, but the former administrator claimed more than one million during this process. On February 1, 2022, when the value had already been reduced to 560,000 euros plus unpaid vacations, Hugo Mendes will have sent several messages to the CEO of TAP. “Let me see these numbers with the minister [Pedro Nuno Santos]. The minister thinks that the values are too high”.
In the exchange of messages of February 1, 2022, presented by the same television network, Hugo Mendes questioned Christine Ourmières-Widener about “how much” she thought the compensation could be reduced. The objective would be to treat, continues the Secretary of State, Alexandra Reis, “fairly”, at the same time as the Ministry —in the messages presented in the report, the Secretary of State speaks of “us” implying a position of the infrastructure portfolio— not wanted to “create a lot of fuss” when the funds were made public.
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