SITA, a specialist provider of IT solutions to the air
transport industry, has appointed Damian Hickey as Regional Vice
President, South Asia and India.
Damian joins SITA from
Amadeus where, as Vice President, Airline Business Group Asia Pacific,
he was responsible for Amadeus’ airline distribution and IT businesses
in the region.
From Dublin, Ireland, he commenced his career in
Singapore with Westinghouse’s air travel products division. He later
progressed to senior management roles in Wescan/Northrup Grumman in Asia
Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa and North America where he drove
the internet-based product line of business before joining travel
distribution software company Datalex as SVP Commercial and General
Manager, Asia Pacific.
SITA has a long
history and presence in this region with over 400 customers, including
airlines, airports, GDSs, governments and ground handlers, and over 590
employees in 28 countries providing services to the air transport
In 2009, the company celebrates 60 years in business and
recently was named by Frost & Sullivan, as Airport Support Service
Provider of the Year in the region.
Hickey, who has an honours degree in
Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin, joins a team of over 400
air transport specialists based at SITA’s regional headquarters in
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