Today we welcome Kris Beyens, our new Chief Financial Officer, to the Skyscanner family.
Kris, like many of us here at Skyscanner, is an avid traveller. He said of his appointment:
“Travel is a passion of mine, and as a world-class provider of flights, hotels and car hire, Skyscanner is leading the industry’s transformation towards modern and sustainable travel. With over 100m people using Skyscanner every month, the business put over 172m flight passengers in the air last year. In 2018 flight tickets purchased via Skyscanner totalled $23.7bn. It is clear that Skyscanner is in a strong position to pave the way for the future of the industry”
Before joining Skyscanner, Kris held executive roles at eBay, including VP&COO of eBay EMEA and as CFO for eBay International. He also spent 13 years in finance roles at General Electric, spanning business like GE Industrial Systems and GE Healthcare.
CEO Bryan Dove said of the appointment:
“Kris brings to the team a deep marketplace understanding
coupled with impressive international experience. We’re delighted to welcome
Kris to Skyscanner: we have an ambitious and bold strategy as the sector
leader, and Kris will play a key role in helping us to accelerate towards our
Kris will be based in our London office and will replace outbound CFO Colin McLellan. Colin is departing at the end of March after seven years at Skyscanner. During this time Colin has held multiple senior roles in our finance team, in addition to leading our joint venture in Japan for a period of time.
We’ve made a number of senior appointments in the past few months. We welcomed Rob Miller, formerly of Deliveroo, as Chief Legal Officer in August. Piero Sierra, a veteran of Skype and formerly Skyscanner’s VP of Product, was promoted to Chief Product Officer in February.