posted on 4th November 2021 by Gemma Keen

Geneva, 4 November 2021: Wizz Air Holdings Plc (“Wizz Air”), today announces the appointment of Anna Gatti to the Board of the Company as independent non-executive director with effect from 4 November 2021.

Anna is a global technology and business leader with robust corporate governance experience built over years of board membership in international public and private companies. She currently serves as independent non-executive director at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank, Fiera Milano, and WiZink Bank in Spain.

As a seasoned digital sales and operations executive, she has demonstrated ability to translate strategic thinking into strong business growth, driving customer success at scale for companies such as Google, YouTube and Skype. She worked at launching YouTube in more than 22 countries and she built an entirely new advertising product business for Skype that laid the foundation for the company’s planned IPO and eventual sale to Microsoft.

Anna is also an active angel investor. In Silicon Valley, where Anna has been living for over twenty years, she co-founded two start-ups leveraging artificial intelligence applied to big data. Prior to her career in technology, Anna spent years in research and public policy, working at the World Health Organization and at the University of Berkeley, California, Goldman School of Public Policy.

She currently serves as Associated Professor of Practice of Digital Transformation at the Scuola di Direzione Aziendale (SDA) at Bocconi University, where she is also the Director of the research lab in life sciences and digital technology (LIFT Lab). She earned a Ph. D in Business Administration and a Ph. D in Criminology. She also completed a post-doctoral program in Organization Behaviour at Stanford University.

Mr. William Franke, Chairman of the Board, commented: ‘Anna brings to the Board of Directors a significant business, technology and customer knowledge. Her past experiences of working with some of the most important digital companies will benefit Wizz Air as it scales up its business in the coming years and leverages the power of technology and data to get there.’