New CEO succeeds Jens Bjarnason in office

Aaron Woolner
By Aaron Woolner February 6, 2020 16:44

New CEO succeeds Jens Bjarnason in office

Erlendur Svavarsson is the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA), replacing Jens Bjarnason, who has served as CEO since the beginning of 2019.

Erlendur Svavarsson has been appointed CEO as part of the ongoing management agreement between Loftleidir Icelandic and Cabo Verde Airlines.

SVP Sales and Marketing at Loftleidir Icelandic since 2010, Erlendur Svavarsson has worked for Loftleidir Icelandic and other Icelandair companies in various senior management and board member roles since 2003, and has been a board member of Cabo Verde Airlines since the beginning of 2019. He was also involved in the process of the privatization of the Cape Verdean airlines, which was concluded in March 2019.

The new CEO of CVA holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Iceland, an MBA degree from Reykjavik University and an AMP (Advanced Management Program) from Harvard Business School.

Aaron Woolner
By Aaron Woolner February 6, 2020 16:44