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Zicklin Talks Business: Virgin Atlantic Before, During, and After the Pandemic with Shai Weiss (BBA, '95) CEO of Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Before, During, and After the Pandemic
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
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Since its first canceled flight in February 2020, Virgin Atlantic has survived a shutdown of the airline industry, major layoffs, and a Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in the US - all while receiving no financial support from the British government. Meanwhile, the firm is unwavering in its commitment to becoming the world's most loved travel company while ensuring the health, safety, and security of its employees and customers as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Mr. Shai Weiss (BBA, '95), CEO of Virgin Atlantic and Baruch College alumnus, will discuss with Mr. Zicklin the firm's path through the pandemic so far and what he sees in its future. When will it be safe to fly internationally again? How does Mr. Weiss envision Virgin Atlantic's return to profitability? How will the firm do this while simultaneously meeting its longstanding commitment to "opening minds to a more socially responsible, culturally aware world"?

Please join this timely, informative discussion with Mr. Weiss (top left); our benefactor Larry Zicklin (BBA, '57; left); and Dean Fenwick Huss. Followed by a Q&A with Gwen Webb (top right), Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business.