ebookers today announces the appointment of Michael Healy as Chief Financial Officer and Board Director with effect from 1st June 2004.
Mr Healy was previously Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of First Pacific Company Limited, the Hong-Kong listed investment and management company with business interests in Telecommunications and Consumer Food Products. In 2003, First Pacific reported profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of US$81.5 million on turnover of US$2.2 billion. At First Pacific, Mr Healy played a leading role in First Pacific’s successful development of its business, involving over US$6bn of corporate transactions. As Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of First Pacific, Mr Healy also played a key role in First Pacific’s communications with both investors and the media.
Nigel Addison Smith, the current Chief Financial Officer is, following a handover period, to leave ebookers at the end of June 2004. Nigel has held the post at ebookers since June 2002.
Dinesh Dhamija, CEO ebookers plc commented: “I would like to welcome Michael Healy to ebookers. He brings with him top-class quoted-company skills in both UK and US GAAP, with extensive experience in investor relations, change management and corporate finance, all in intense commercial environments and on an international basis. We look forward to his involvement during the next phase of ebookers’ growth and development.
“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Nigel for his commitment to ebookers. During his time with us, our business has nearly tripled in size. We wish him every success. ”