United Airlines has appointed Gerry
Laderman, a 30-year United Airlines veteran, as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer.
Laderman had been serving as
Acting Chief Financial Officer since May.
Laderman served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Procurement
and Treasurer and as a member of the senior executive leadership
team. He has held financial positions of increasing responsibility
and will be responsible for developing United's overall financial
strategy, including cost management, capital allocation and
balance sheet optimization.
"Gerry has been an integral member
of our leadership team throughout my tenure at United. While
leading the finance organization, he has focused on enforcing cost
discipline and developing a fleet plan that is capital-efficient
and flexible, all while partnering with the executive team to
design and implement our growth strategy," said CEO Oscar Munoz.
"Gerry is widely respected throughout the industry and on Wall
Street for his innovative approach to aircraft financing and debt
structures, as well as his effective management of the balance
sheet. He is the leader that we need in this role to ensure the
momentum we've built this year extends well into United's bright
Laderman joined Continental in 1988 and served as
Senior Vice President
of Finance and Treasurer for Continental Airlines from 2001 to
2010. Prior to joining Continental,
Laderman practiced law at the New York firm of Hughes Hubbard &
Laderman holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College,
and a law degree from the University of Michigan.
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