József Váradi | Chief Executive Officer
Wizz Air

József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer, Wizz Air

Mr Váradi was one of the founders of Wizz Air in 2003. He worked at Procter and Gamble for ten years between 1991 and 2001, and became Sales Director for Global Customers where he was responsible for major clients throughout 11 EU countries. Mr Váradi then joined Malév Hungarian Airlines, the Hungarian state airline, as Chief Commercial Officer in 2001, before serving as its Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2003. He has also held board memberships with companies such as Lufthansa Technik Budapest (Supervisory Board, 2001-2003), Mandala Airlines (Board of Commissioners, 2007-2011), JetSMART (Board of Directors 2018 – to date). In 2007, Mr Váradi won the EY Hungary “Brave Innovator” award and became the EY “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2018. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of London.


World Aviation Festival Day 2 @ 12:00

Keynote Interview: What is the next step in Wizz Air’s ambitious expansion strategy and how can it maintain that growth while still meeting big sustainability targets?

last published: 20/May/22 11:56 GMT

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