Finance minister’s wife quits TAP

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The legal director of Portugal’s state-owned airline TAP, Stéphanie Silva has resigned her post.

The wife of ex-Lisbon mayor and newly appointed finance minister Fernando Medina, had headed the airline’s legal department for four years. In 2019 when TAP registered a loss, Stéphanie Silva had received a bonus of €17,800 for which the minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos received strong criticism.
“Today a page has bene turned, four years after having taken up the post of Legal Director of TAP. For reasons that are made public, I today informed the Executive Commission of the termination of my duties. A period of great professional fulfilment ends here, one marked by profound changes at the company where the Legal Department was constantly called upon to rise to new levels of performance”, she wrote on Linkedin.
“I want to now leave a special word of recognition to my team which always went the extra mile in its professionalism which received the awards ‘in-house team of the year’, and ‘in-house counsel of the year’ in the category Travel & Tourism (Iberian Lawyer). She also thanked all of her colleagues with whom “I had the privilege of working with and sharing a sense of belonging to this unique company that flies the colours of our flag: TAP Air Portugal”, she added.