David Soskin joined Cheapflights Media as Chief Executive Officer after the management buy-in with Hugo Burge in March 2000.
He was previously at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance, where he was Head of Global Media. Prior to ABN AMRO, David held senior roles in industry and government.
He served as Cheapflights’ CEO until 2008 when he became a Non-Executive Director. Under his leadership, Cheapflights Media grew from an attic-based operation into an award-winning international leader in online travel search.
The company has been included in The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track of the UK’s 100 fastest-growing privately owned technology companies for seven years in a row.
In 2007, David together with Hugo Burge launched HOWZAT Media LLP, an internet investment fund which invests in early-stage digital media companies on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 1995, David’s entrepreneurial achievements were honoured by the European Foundation for Entrepreneurial Research when he was named as one of Europe’s 500 most dynamic entrepreneurs.
David sits on the boards of several internet companies including mySupermarket.co.uk.
David is a regular speaker on the subject of internet business and writes a monthly column in Growing Business Magazine.
David graduated from the University of Oxford (First Class Honours in Modern History), where he was President of the Oxford Union, and from the Harvard Business School (MBA) where he was a Harkness Fellow.
He is married and lives in London.
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