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Ryanair Chairman Faces Two-Pronged Bid to Unseat Him

  • Shareholder lobby, labor groups separately oppose re-election
  • Carrier predicts American will be backed by grateful investors
David Bonderman

David Bonderman

Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg
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Ryanair Holdings Plc’s chairman of more than two decades, U.S. billionaire David Bonderman, is facing increasing opposition to his re-election at the Irish discount carrier’s annual meeting later this month.

The ITF and ETF international labor groups and investor-advisory service Glass Lewis are separately lobbying against the reappointment of Bonderman, a long-time ally of Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary who has led the Ryanair board since 1996.