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Ryanair appoints first head of public affairs

Ryanair has announced the appointment of Cristian Samoilovich as its first head of public affairs.

Samoilovich brings experience in government relations having previously worked for Boeing and Airbus, and will lead Ryanair’s public affairs engagements with EU institutions and European governments. 

Ryanair chief legal and regulatory officer, Juliusz Komorek 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 joins Ryanair from Uber, where he was managing European public policy.

Samoilovich said: “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.”