Ryanair appoints first public affairs chief from Uber

Ryanair appoints first public affairs chief from Uber

Ryanair has named its first head of public affairs to liaise with the European Union and governments.

Cristian Samoilovich joins from Uber, where he was managing European public policy.

He brings experience in government relations having previously worked for Boeing and Airbus.

Samoilovich will lead the low-cost carrier’s public affairs engagements with EU institutions and European governments.

Chief legal and regulatory officer, Juliusz Komorek, said: “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 said: “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.”

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