Today's City Moves cover the aviation sector, legal eagles and property advisory. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
London-listed airline Wizz Air has promoted Diederik Pen, currently chief operations officer, to the role of executive vice president and chief operations officer from 1 April. Diederik Pen joined the low-cost, Eastern and Central European-focused air group in January 2013 as chief operations officer and has led the company’s operations team to deliver best-in-class, lowest cost and reliable operations for the airline. Wizz Air continues to achieve industry-leading utilization of over 12 hours a day of its fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, which is one of the youngest fleets in Europe, and one of the lowest cancellation rates in the industry. The new position is a member of the company’s executive team, with the company’s chief flight operations officer and a number of other heads of functions as direct reports.
Browne Jacobson is continuing to expand its technology sector expertise in the City with the appointment of corporate finance partner Jon Snade. Jon joins the firm from Irwin Mitchell in London and has a particular specialism within the technology sector, where he has advised large national and international groups of companies as well as early stage, high growth digital businesses. Notable deals include advising Uniplaces on its $24m (£19.4m) Series A financing round and the acquisition of Telindus UK by technology services company, telent. Jon joins the firm’s commercial technology practice which has an impressive client portfolio in both the public and private sectors and advises on large scale, business critical IT projects, international patent litigation cases and complex, multi-jurisdictional data protection and privacy issues.
AshbyCapital, the property investment advisory company, has announced two promotions as the business’s investments to date reach £1.25bn. Charles Etienne-Lawrence has been promoted to investment director and Lucy Arthur to head of asset marketing. Charles’s appointment reflects his important contribution to all aspects of the business’s investment programme. Having joined the company in 2013, and with previous experience at JER Partners and in the real estate finance and advisory teams at both HSBC and RBS, Charles takes particular responsibility for Ashby’s commercial and financial activity. Lucy now joins the executive team and will work closely with chief executive Peter Ferrari and asset manager Tom Smithers, focusing on marketing and communications, tenant relations, and customer experience across Ashby’s portfolio
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