Ryan Yakubik was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in 2013 and appointed Deputy Executive Director in October 2016. He currently oversees all Department financial and accounting functions including financial reporting, rates and charges, grants administration, budget, accounting operations, financial systems and all debt/financing-related functions for Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys general aviation airports.
Mr. Yakubik draws from a career in finance that spans over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. At LAWA, he leads the long-term financial planning efforts for LAX that are guiding the construction and acquisition of over $15 billion in improvements. Additionally, Mr. Yakubik has overseen and implemented various department-wide budget processes and rate setting mechanisms that continue to fund LAWA’s capital improvement program while maintaining competitive airline costs.
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 and ONT.
As a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Pacific Income Advisers, Inc., Mr. Yakubik 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).