Ryanair recruits Uber’s Cristian Samoilovich to newly-created public affairs lead role

Ryanair has hired Uber’s Cristian Samoilovich as its first head of public affairs as the airline continues “to work with the EU to increase the competitiveness of the European air transport industry”.

Samoilovich will lead Ryanair’s public affairs engagements with EU institutions and European governments. He most recently managed European public policy at Uber. Previously, he was with Boeing and Airbus.

Juliusz Komorek, Ryanair’s chief legal & regulatory officer, said: “We are pleased to appoint Cristian Samoilovich as our first head of public affairs. His extensive experience and knowledge will be a key asset to Ryanair, as we continue to work with the EU to increase the competitiveness of the European air transport industry, to the benefit of consumers.”

Samoilovich added: “I am delighted to be appointed Head of Public Affairs for Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline. These are exciting times for Ryanair with plans for extensive growth and I look forward to working closely with the EU and European governments to deliver even more choice and low fares to consumers.”

Related Posts
Simon McGee joins APCO Worldwide as executive director
Simon McGee, Boris Johnson’s former press secretary, has joined public affairs consultancy APCO Worldwide as executive director in its Global Solutions practice. McGee [...]
Rob Lester Good Relations
Opinion: If you can’t communicate, you can’t lead
As former prime minister Gordon Brown’s new book, My Life, Our Times launches, Rob Lester, head of issues and crisis management at Good Relations, argues that leadership has [...]
MHP appoints new heads of corporate and public affairs
MHP Communications has appointed Andy Bloxham as head of its corporate practice and Jamie Lyons and James Gurling as joint heads of public affairs. Bloxham joins from Bell [...]
Darran Messem Madano
Madano appoints Darran Messem as transport head
Madano, the strategic communications consultancy, has appointed Darran Messem as director and head of its new transport practice. He will advise transport clients on the [...]
Copyright © 2018 Gorkana