Iain Wetherall to join Kiwi.com as Chief Financial Officer
30 July 2020, Brno, Czech Republic – Kiwi.com, a leading online travel booking platform powered by cutting-edge technology, has appointed Iain Wetherall to join the business as Chief Financial Officer on 1st November 2020.
At the same time, to give greater focus to the operational requirements of the business, Juraj Strieženec will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for internal operations including customer support, human resources, legal, security and ICT.
“I am very pleased to welcome Iain to Kiwi.com. His appointment will strengthen the management team and is testament to Kiwi.com’s ambitions to consolidate our position as a market leader in the travel tech sector. His leadership and industry experience, coupled with Juraj’s focus on operations, marks a critical new juncture in Kiwi.com’s development and means the company is better placed to deliver a superior service to our customers,” said Oliver Dlouhý, CEO, Kiwi.com.
Iain Wetherall commented: “I am delighted to be joining Kiwi.com as Chief Financial Officer having seen first hand the impact of the cutting edge technology created by Oliver and the team. It’s potential on a global scale, combined with the backing of General Atlantic, positions Kiwi.com for a very exciting future which I’m thrilled to be a part of.”
Prior to joining Kiwi.com Wetherall held the position of Chief Financial Officer and also Chief Investment Officer at Wizz Air and has held various finance roles at Ahold Delhaize, PwC, Singer & Friedlander Bank and KPMG. He is a chartered accountant, holds an Advanced Treasury Diploma from the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a Securities and Investment Diploma from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and was a Securities Representative authorized by the Securities and Futures Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority).
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Kiwi.com was founded in 2012 by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi. The travel tech company was created for travelers by travelers. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers, including many that do not normally cooperate. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs 2,000 people worldwide.
Carol Barnes, Head of Global Communications