Defining Objectives and Analyzing Opportunities
For any CFO today, defining a company’s long term vision is likely a top priority. As United Airlines’ CFO, I am very involved in the development and execution of our strategic plan to ensure we deliver the best financial outcome possible for our shareholders.
When it comes to any major decision at United, from evaluating an M&A scenario to analyzing the financial impact of labor negotiations to making a multi-billion dollar fleet investment decision, my finance team is involved from the start. We collaborate with our business partners to define the appropriate strategic objectives and analyze potential opportunities to create maximum shareholder value.
The aviation industry is cyclical, highly complex, highly regulated and a highly competitive industry, and historically, airlines have been unable to earn a return in excess of its cost of capital. We at United are working to change that trend, and are executing against our long-term plan to do so.