Skyscanner appoints Kris Beyens as new chief financial officer

Skycanner, the flight comparison website founded in Edinburgh, has appointed Kris Beyens as its new chief financial officer.

Skyscanner appoints Kris Beyens as new chief financial officer

Kris Beyens

Before joining Skycanner, Mr Beyens held executive roles at eBay, including vice president and chief operating officer of eBay EMEA and as chief financial officer for eBay International. He also spent 13 years in finance roles at General Electric, spanning business like GE Industrial Systems and GE Healthcare.

M Beyens will be based at the company’s London office and will replace outbound chief financial officer Colin McLellan. Mr McLellan will depart at the end of March after seven years with the company.

Mr Beyens said: “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.”

Bryan Dove, CEO of Skyscanner, added: “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 goals.”

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