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Wizz Air announces leadership change

Wizz Air announces leadership change

Jourik Hooghe, Group Chief Financial Officer of Wizz Air, has decided to step down to pursue opportunities outside of the company.

Ian Malin will be joining Wizz Air on October 1, 2022 to take on the position of group chief financial officer, based in Budapest reporting to the chief executive officer. Malin will assume responsibilities for digital development, investor relations, financial planning and controlling, accounting and treasury as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

Hooghe will remain available during a transition period until December 31, 2022.

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“Malin has a proven track record in the finance area as a global executive. He has gained extensive professional experience over the past 22 years, among others at KPMG, Allco Finance Group, Seabury, the AJW Group and Unical Aviation. Malin is Polish-American holding bachelor and juris doctor degrees from Middlebury College and New York Law School,” the company said in a press release.

“I am delighted to welcome Ian to the company. He joins at an exciting time as Wizz Air drives long term growth based on a deep aircraft order book and ambitious expansion plans in Europe and the Middle East.  I look forward to working with him in the coming years,” József Váradi, the group’s chief executive officer, said.

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“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jourik for his contribution to the company over the past three years, probably the most challenging period for any airline CFO. I certainly wish him the very best for the future,” Varadi added.

Wizz Air operates a fleet of 157 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The airline was the preferred choice of 27.1 million passengers in the Financial Year F22 ending 31 March 2022. It was recently named one of the world’s top ten safest airlines by airlineratings.com.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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