Skyscanner appoints former eBay CFO Kris Beyens as finance head

Skyscanner appoints former eBay CFO Kris Beyens as finance head

Skyscanner appoints new CFO

Leading price comparison site Skyscanner has appointed Kris Beyens as chief financial officer.

Prior to Skyscanner, Beyens held several executive roles at eBay, as vice president and chief operating officer of eBay EMEA and chief financial officer for eBay International.

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He also spent 13 years in finance roles at General Electric from GE Industrial Systems and GE Healthcare.

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 100 million people using Skyscanner every month, the business put over 172 million passengers in the air last year.”

“In 2018 flight tickets purchased via Skyscanner totalled $23.7 billion. It is clear that Skyscanner is in a strong position to pave the way for the future of the industry.”

Beyens is replacing Colin McLellan who is leaving at the end of March after seven years at the business.

Bryan Dove, chief executive at Edinburgh-based Skyscanner, added: “Kris brings to the team a deep marketplace understanding couple 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.”