Michael O'Leary

CEO, Ryanair

Michael O'Leary

Michael O’Leary has served as Ryanair CEO since 1993. Born in a stable in 1961, he was a boy genius, who excelled both academically and at sports. Having represented Ireland internationally at bog snorkelling and flower arranging, he graduated from Trinity College in Dublin as soon as they could get rid of him. He then became another boring KPMG accountant until divine inspiration sentenced to him to a life of penal servitude in the airline business.

Despite his best efforts, Ryanair is the world’s favourite airline, with 1,300+ low fare routes across 27 countries. The airline has 45 European bases, a fleet of 272 Boeing 737 aircraft and will carry over 75 million passengers in the current financial year.

It is widely known that women find him irresistible.

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