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 November 09, 2012
Amadeus Asia Pacific appoints Hazem Hussein as Head of Airline Organisation

 Amadeus has appointed international travel industry expert, Hazem Hussein, to head up its Asia Pacific Airline Group operations effective immediately.

As part of the global airline IT executive leadership team, reporting to Julia Sattel, Senior Vice President Airline IT, Hazem will lead the Group from Amadeus' regional headquarters in Bangkok and direct the company's commercial airline strategy for both its Airline IT and Distribution businesses, with responsibility for the considerable market opportunity in Asia Pacific.

David Brett, President, Amadeus Asia Pacific, said of Hazem's appointment: "Amadeus' airline business has grown exponentially in the last decade, and in Asia Pacific the IT business is thriving with eight new airlines signing up to our Altéa suite since 2011. Hazem's strong track record of building and developing business units will help drive Amadeus' commercial airline operations forward to meet the thriving growth potential this market offers. We welcome him on board."

Julia Sattel, Senior Vice President, Airline IT, Amadeus, added:"Hazem brings nearly two decades of industry experience to this newly created role, including senior management roles at Amadeus since 2005 in both the airline and travel agency divisions. With experience spanning Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America, he brings a very seasoned and diverse understanding of the global travel and aviation industry to his new role in Asia Pacific."

Hazem Hussein, Head of of Airline Organisation, Amadeus Asia Pacific, commented: "I'm delighted to be given this opportunity to advance Amadeus' airline business even further in Asia Pacific, and continue working closely with our global headquarters. This sector has always been my passion, and I look forward to developing and growing relationships with new and existing carriers around the world to ensure Amadeus continues to meet the changing needs of our customers."

Prior to Amadeus, Hazem held roles at First Data Corporation, as Regional Vice President Western Europe and MEA, and at IBM WTC as Regional Director, Outsourcing division.