Michalopoulos takes up chief commercial role with Wizz Air

Wizz Air has rejigged its leadership team, with George Michalopoulos promoted to the position of chief commercial officer, effective from September 1st, 2016.

In his new role, Michalopoulos will be reporting to József Váradi, chief executive officer.

Michalopoulos joined Wizz Air in 2010 as head of pricing and revenue management and was then promoted to head of network development, scheduling and sales in May 2015.

Prior to WIZZ, Michalopoulos, 35, built an extensive commercial and revenue management career at Flybaboo and Blu-Express.

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Michalopoulos is a Swiss, British and Greek citizen and holds both bachelor and master of science degrees in management science and engineering from Stanford University.

In his new assignment, Michalopoulos will be replacing György Abrán, who after 12 years with Wizz Air has decided to leave the company from September 2016.

Váradi said: “I am glad that today’s announcement is another example of promoting strong talent from within.

“For the past six years, George has demonstrated great competencies of leadership and determination.

“Under his supervision the department has achieved outstanding results, which once again underlines Wizz Air’s ultimate employment formula where commitment, dedication and hard work result in career progression into senior management.

“I would also like to thank György for his hard work over the past 12 years and wish him success for his future endeavours”