Eilif Serck-Hanssen – Laureate

Eilif Serck-Hanssen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Eilif Serck-Hanssen serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Laureate Education, Inc. and has been a member of the executive team for over a decade. Eilif leads Laureate’s executive team and develops the company’s long-term goals and strategies by working with the Board of Directors and Laureate’s leadership. 

Prior to his appointment to the position of CEO in 2018, Eilif served as Laureate’s President and Chief Administrative Officer, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Before joining Laureate, Eilif had a successful career in the airline industry. He served as CFO and president of international operations at XOJET, Inc., and was part of the team that founded premium airline, Eos Airlines, Inc., where he served as its executive vice president and CFO.

Prior to starting Eos Airlines, Eilif served in several 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, Eilif spent over five years with PepsiCo, Inc. in various international locations, and three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte) in London. 

Eilif holds an M.B.A. in finance from 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.

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