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.”