20 November 2015, Moscow. — The Board of Directors of Rossiya Airlines, an Aeroflot Group company, today named Dmitry Saprykin as the company’s new CEO. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Board Chairman Vadim Zingman.
Dmitry Saprykin previously served as Deputy CEO of PJSC Aeroflot responsible for legal and property issues.
In September Dmitry Saprykin was named CEO of Transaero following a decision of that airline’s Board of Directors. In this role he oversaw the complex process of ensuring that all passengers holding valid Transaero tickets were able to travel by reallocation to flights operated by Aeroflot and other Russian airlines. By now this process has been successfully completed. In his new post as head of Rossiya, Dmitry Saprykin will focus on the creation of a single regional carrier within Aeroflot Group operating under the Rossiya brand. The regional carrier will also integrate Aeroflot subsidiaries Orenair and Donavia.
Born in 1974, he graduated from Moscow State Law Academy with a Candidate of Legal Sciences degree. After training at Cornell Law School he received an LLM (Master of Law) qualification with MBA modules. His career began at Group MOST as Assistant Legal Adviser. Subsequently he worked in the Treasury of Bank Menatep as Senior Legal Adviser, International Business Center as Deputy Director, MTS as Director of Mergers, Acquisitions and Capital Markets, SkyLinkas Deputy Director, MCC as CEO, Sistema as Deputy Head of Legal and Director of the Transactions Department. At PJSC Aeroflot he served as Deputy CEO for Sales and Property Issues, and at Transaero Airlines as CEO.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 166 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.