Eilif Serck-Hanssen is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Laureate Education, Inc.
Mr. Serck-Hanssen previously was chief financial officer and president of international operations at XOJET, where he was responsible for finance, international operations, corporate development, procurement, legal and regulatory affairs, and information technology. Prior to joining XOJET, Mr. Serck-Hanssen served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Eos Airlines, Inc., where he was part of the startup team that built the first airline dedicated exclusively to premium long-haul business travel.
Mr. Serck-Hanssen also has served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer at US Airways, where he was responsible for all capital markets activities, corporate finance, treasury, aircraft finance, fleet planning, and hedging strategies. He was instrumental in executing the company's restructuring efforts. Before working with US Airways, he served in various finance positions at Northwest Airlines, as chief financial officer of PepsiCo Vietnam, and as assistant manager of PwC in London.
Mr. Serck-Hanssen earned his M.B.A. in finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a B.A. in management science from the University of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom), and a B.S. in civil engineering from Bergen University College (Norway). Mr. Serck-Hanssen also is a chartered accountant (ACA) and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).