TravelNewsAsia.com
Wed, 19 Sept 2018

Travelport Appoints Mark Meehan as MD - Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Travelport has appointed Mark Meehan as Managing Director of its newly formed Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region.

Meehan has built a distinguished career at Travelport, having been successful in a range of high-profile global and regional roles during his 19-year tenure with the company.

Most recently, he was Managing Director of Travelport’s Asia Pacific operations, which grew by 10% during 2017. Prior to that, Meehan was Managing Director for Travelport Africa, a role that saw him grow the company’s share across the continent and establish owned operations in both South Africa and Kenya.

Mark Meehan. Click to enlarge.

Before his time in Africa, Meehan was Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Travelport. He also held the role of Vice President of Finance and Acquisition, where he led the integration of several businesses acquired in countries including the United Kingdom, Italy and Denmark.

In his new role, Meehan will focus on bringing greater alignment across Travelport’s operations in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

While he will continue to be based in Singapore, where he lives with his family, he will also regularly work from Travelport’s office in Dubai, which acts as the company’s sub-regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa.

Stephen Shurrock, Chief Commercial Officer at Travelport, said, “We see substantial growth opportunities across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, which we feel will be best realized through a more united operational approach. In Mark, we have the perfect person to lead this new region. His exceptional leadership skills, proven track record and deep understanding of territories across APACMEA are second to none. I look forward to working closely with him to accelerate the region’s collective commercial success.”

Meehan said, “I’m delighted to take on this new expanded role. Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa are all exciting, dynamic and fast-paced territories, which share many of the same opportunities and challenges. I look forward to embracing these in collaboration with our customers, and where better place to start than in Cape Town next week at Travelport LIVE Africa. The event will bring customers from across the continent together with leaders from Travelport, as well as partners like Microsoft, to discuss the new normal in travel technology and the many opportunities it brings.”

Latest videos and podcasts: Asia Pacific Aviation Industry Update - AAPA Assembly of Presidents 2018 Press Conference, World's Best Airport Hotel - Interview with GM of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, What is a Moxy Hotel? Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, WWF and Sustainable Hotels / Tourism - Interview with Maggie Lee, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa - Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, GM, Sustainable Hotels - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Interview with GM, Bruno Cristol, Saving Boracay Island, Philippines - Interview with Cyndy Tan Jarabata, Sustaining Tourism - Interview with Eric Ricaurte, Founder of Greenview, Sustainable Hotels - Interview with GM of JW Marriott Phuket, Diving in Phuket, Thailand - Interview with Sea Bees' Karen Lewis, Anthony Lark Explains PHIST, Raya Heritage Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Interview with Naphat Nutsati, GM, Executive Chef at Raya Heritage Resort Chiang Mai, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Thailand - Interview with MD, Thomas Tapken, Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow, England - Interview with GM, Anthony Cox, World Travel Market London 2018 - Interview with Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO, Jake Needham - Interview with an American Author in Bangkok, Quick Look at the Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation (Three Videos) and Dusit Thani Bangkok - Is It Really Going to Close? Interview with Titiya Xuto.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: Travelport, MD, Managing Director.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2018 TravelNewsAsia.com