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Stephen Kavanagh is New Aer Lingus Chief Executive

Stephen Kavanagh is New Aer Lingus Chief Executive

Aer Lingus Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Kavanagh as its Chief Executive and as an Executive Director of the company with effect from 1st March 2015.

Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen Kavanagh, appointed Chief Executive, Aer Lingus

 

Stephen is a graduate of University College Dublin and joined Aer Lingus in 1988. He undertook a variety of roles in operational and commercial departments, culminating in his appointment as an executive in 2006, and was part of the Initial Public Offering team that brought Aer Lingus to market in that year. He served as Chief Commercial Officer from 2009 where he led improvements in retail and revenue management, partner and network development. His most recent role was as Chief Strategy and Planning Officer.

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As previously announced, current Chief Executive and Executive Director Christoph Mueller will step down on 28th February 2015.

Colm Barrington, Aer Lingus Chairman, said: “Stephen has worked in Aer Lingus for over 26 years in a range of increasingly challenging roles and he has a commanding knowledge of both the company and the industry. I am particularly pleased that it has been possible and appropriate for an internal Aer Lingus executive to succeed to the position of CEO. Stephen has been a key member of the executive team that, over the last five years, has transformed Aer Lingus into a strong, profitable airline with a resilient business model and an improved cost base.”

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