Eilif Serck-Hanssen serves as Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since January 2018. From March 2017 to January 2018, Mr. Serck-Hanssen served as our President and Chief Administrative Officer. From July 2008 through March 2017, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From February 2008 until July 2008, he served as chief financial officer and president of international operations at XOJET, Inc. In January 2005, he was part of the team that founded Eos Airlines, Inc., a premium airline, and until February 2008, he served as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Prior to starting Eos Airlines, Mr. Serck-Hanssen served in several financial executive positions at US Airways, Inc. (now American Airlines, Inc.) and Northwest Airlines, Inc. (now Delta Airlines, Inc.), including serving as a senior vice president and Treasurer of US Airways, Inc. Prior to joining the airline industry, he spent over five years with PepsiCo, Inc., in various international locations and three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte) 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 the Bergen University College (Norway). He is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.