|October 29, 2012|
Travelport Appoints New VP & Regional Managing Director For Asia-Pacific
|Travelport has announced the appointment of seasoned travel and hospitality industry leader Patrick Andres as its new Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region. Andres will be a key member of Travelport's senior management team and responsible for Travelport's commercial operations in the Asia-Pacific region which include driving revenue growth, attaining new business and identifying key strategic opportunities for the company.|
Simon Nowroz, the incumbent in the role, has moved to the new role of Group Vice President, Business Development, looking after the strategic growth regions of Brazil, China, India and Japan.
Andres joins Travelport with 25 years of experience in the travel and hospitality technology industries with a successful track record of leading strong regional growth for global organizations. Most recently, Andres has been the Singapore-based Vice President of Asia-Pacific for Sabre Hospitality Solutions where he led the company's growth and presence in the Asia-Pacific region for almost six years. Prior to moving to Singapore, Andres was based out of Montreal, Canada, working for multinational companies including IATA, Expedia and SAP AG -- a global market leader for enterprise software.
Reporting into Jason Clarke, Travelport's Group Vice President and Managing Director of Global Sales, Andres' appointment will be effective from 1st November, 2012. He will be based out of Travelport's Singapore Office.
"Patrick joins us at a very exciting time for Travelport as we have recently strengthened the structure of our leadership team to streamline our capabilities toward expansion both globally as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a passionate and successful business leader with a strong track record of achieving growth, and is an industry expert of both the travel and technology industries which makes him the clear choice of hire for this very important role," said Clarke.
"I am very excited to join the Travelport team," said Andres, commenting on his new role. "Asia-Pacific is one of the key growth regions for the GDS and travel industry on a global scale. We have a set of very clear and ambitious goals in the region to work with our customers to achieve business objectives through the deployment of innovative solutions and identifying new partnerships beyond GDS. This will be one of the key focus areas in my role."