Ryan Yakubik was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in August 2013. He currently oversees all finance, accounting and rate setting functions, as well as human resources and procurement for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Van Nuys general aviation airport.
Mr. Yakubik draws from a career in finance that spans over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. At LAWA, he established and continues to guide the long-term capital financing program for LAX that enables the ongoing construction and acquisition of $14 billion in airport infrastructure improvements. Additionally, Mr. Yakubik has overseen and implemented various department-wide budget and reporting processes and new aeronautical rate setting mechanisms that fund LAWA’s capital and operations expenses while maintaining competitive airline costs.
Previously, as manager for the Finance and Budget Division, he served as a liaison between LAWA and airline stakeholders while implementing budgetary and rate-setting measures in support of LAWA’s capital investment programs. He also served as manager for the Debt and Treasury Section, where he was responsible for issuing and maintaining all outstanding fixed and variable rate debt issues for LAX.
Prior to working for LAWA, Mr. Yakubik served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for an investment advisor, where he managed over $900 million in domestic fixed income assets for institutional and private clients. He served as portfolio manager and client relationship manager for numerous accounts, providing tailored investment solutions to fund long-term liabilities of pension funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and health and welfare plans.
Mr. Yakubik earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).