Stelios Haji-Ioannou is a Cypriot-British businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder of easyJet, a low-cost airline based in the United Kingdom. He started the company in 1995 and it quickly became one of the largest airlines in Europe. He is also the founder of easyGroup, a holding company for a variety of easy-branded businesses, including easyHotel, easyCar, and easyProperty. Haji-Ioannou is known for his innovative business strategies and his focus on keeping costs low to offer affordable prices to customers. He is also a philanthropist, and has established a number of charitable foundations to support education and the arts.