Azul appoints CEO and CFO

Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4)(NYSE: AZUL) has appointed John Rodgerson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Alex Malfitani as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the company said.

Rodgerson joined Azul in 2008 as one of its founders and was instrumental in the implementation of its successful business plan. As CFO, he was responsible for many accomplishments, including raising capital for the airline over the past nine years, culminating in the company´s Initial Public Offering last April. Prior to joining Azul, Rodgerson held an executive position at JetBlue Airways.

Antonoaldo Neves, who has been the president of Azul Linhas Aéreas and Corporate Officer of Azul S.A. since 2014 is leaving the airline to become a member of the board of directors of TAP.

Malfitani will be replacing Rodgerson as Chief Financial Officer. Malfitani also joined Azul in 2008 as one of the airline´s founding members. He has been the head of Azul´s loyalty program, TudoAzul, since 2015 and prior to that he held the position of treasurer and finance director.

Azul (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 739 daily flights to 102 destinations. With a fleet of 123 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 202 non-stop routes as of June 30, 2017.