Jourik Hooghe has resigned as chief financial officer (CFO) at Wizz Air “to pursue opportunities outside of the company”. 

In a statement, Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi said Hooghe had faced “probably the most challenging period for any airline CFO”. 

Hooghe will be replaced by Ian Malin on October 1, 2022.  

The Hungary-based budget airline said that Malin will assume responsibilities for digital development, investor relations, financial planning and controlling, accounting and treasury.  

"I am delighted to welcome Ian to the company. He joins at an exciting time as Wizz Air drives long term growth based on a deep aircraft order book and ambitious expansion plans in Europe and the Middle East," Varadi added. 

Previously, Malin has worked at KPMG International, Allco Finance Group, Seabury Capital, AJW Group and Unical Aviation. Wizz Air added that he has a track record in the finance area as a ‘global’ executive. 

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