BritishAmerican Business looks forward to welcoming Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines, for a live conversation with BAB CEO, Duncan Edwards. In this informal discussion, Scott will share his story of transitioning from the role of President of United Airlines to CEO in 2020, including his leadership insights gleaned from helming the company during a prolonged global crisis.
Scott will also share more about United Airline’s efforts to promote customer health and safety throughout the travel experience and his commitment to going 100% green by 2050.
Scott served as the company’s president from 2016 to 2020 and was responsible for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management. As president, he played a pivotal role in enabling United’s cultural transformation and executing the company’s strategic growth plan.
Prior to joining United, Scott was president of American Airlines from 2013 to 2016 and president of US Airways from 2006 to 2013. He is a well-known industry veteran, with a broad and accomplished three-decade-long career in significant leadership roles within the airline industry. Scott started his career at the Pentagon and in the technology sector.
Scott has bachelor’s degrees in computer science and operations research from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in operations research from George Washington University. He is married and has six children.