EasyJet names Johan Lundgren as new chief executive

EasyJet names Johan Lundgren as new chief executive

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Budget airline EasyJet has appointed Johan Lundgren as its new chief executive, replacing the long-serving Carolyn McCall.

Mr Lundgren, a travel sector veteran, joins from tour operator TUI, where he was group deputy chief executive.

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He will take up the top job at EasyJet on December 1, with Ms McCall stepping down from the board on November 30. She will remain with the airline until the end of the year to assist with the transition, the company said.

Shares in EasyJet closed up 0.4% on the London Stock Exchange. Chairman John Barton said: “Johan has proven experience in European travel as chief executive and in broader group roles. “He is strategic yet operationally focused and has proved himself to be a customer-centric, charismatic and successful leader.

“Finally, I wanted to reiterate everyone at EasyJet’s thanks to Carolyn for all she has done for the airline and to wish her well in her exciting new role.”

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