Geneva, 5 November 2020: Wizz Air Holdings Plc ("Wizz Air"), today announces the appointment of Mr. Enrique Dupuy de Lome Chavarri to the Board of the Company as independent non-executive director with effect from 4 November 2020. Mr. Dupuy de Lome Chavarri will be appointed as an additional member of the Audit and Sustainability Committee with effect from 4 November 2020.
A Spanish National, Mr Dupuy de Lome Chavarri has had an extensive carrier at Spain's national carrier IBERIA. After joining the company in 1990 as Financial Director, he ultimately rose to become Chief Financial Officer, a position which he held for several years. He also played a key role in the merger of Iberia with British Airways in 2011 and the creation of the International Airlines Group ("IAG") .He became Chief Financial Officer at IAG, a position he held until he retired in June 2019. During his time at IAG, he led the financial strengthening and expansion of IAG, driving a significant improvement in its market capitalisation, profitability and returns. He also played a critical role in the Group's acquisitions of BMI, Vueling, Aer Lingus and the creation of Level.
Mr Dupuy de Lome Chavarri holds an MBA from IESE Business School, as well as a Master's Degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Commenting on Mr Dupuy de Lome Chavarri's appointment, William A. Franke, Chairman said today:
"I am delighted to welcome Enrique Dupuy de Lome Chavarri to the Board of Wizz Air. His broad industry experience and personal network will be valuable to Wizz Air as the Company expands across Europe."
Other than this directorship, Wizz Air confirms that there is no information to be disclosed under the requirements of Listing Rule 9.6.13R in relation to the appointment of Enrique Dupuy de Lome Chavarri.