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Wizz Air announces promotions and update to leadership team

Staff writer |
Budapest, Hungary - Wizz Air Holding plc, a low-cost airline, announced an expansion to its leadership team and a temporary leave of absence.


John Stephenson, Executive Vice President of Wizz Air, has been taken ill and hospitalized. He will be out of the office for an unspecified period of time.

In the interim, Chief Operations Officer Diederik Pen and Chief Commercial Officer György Abrán will report directly to the CEO.

The company also announced the nomination of two new officers to join its Leadership Team, effective 01 February 2016.

David Morgan, currently Chief Pilot at Wizz Air, has been appointed Chief Flight Operations Officer.

Mr. Morgan joined Wizz Air in 2008 based in Katowice, Poland and became Fleet Captain in 2010. A year later he was promoted to his current position as Chief Pilot.

Prior to Wizz Air, Mr. Morgan began his aviation career in the armed forces of the United Kingdom and Australia. His career has taken him around the world including five years as a management pilot at the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and five years for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Johan Eidhagen, currently Head of Brand and Marketing, has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.

Mr. Eidhagen joined Wizz Air as Head of Brand and Marketing in January 2015. Prior to WIZZ, Mr. Eidhagen built an extensive sales and marketing career at Nokia over the past 15 years. After several challenging roles, he became the Managing Director of the Scandinavian region in 2011.

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