Sabre has appointed Roshan Mendis as chief
commercial officer (CCO) of its Travel Network business.
As CCO, Mendis will be responsible for
leading global sales, sales operations and business development
“Roshan has the vision, customer commitment and
industry expertise to ensure that Sabre is ready to meet its
customers’ needs today and well into the future,” said
president of Sabre Travel Network. “We conducted an exhaustive,
global search and I’m not surprised that we found the very best
leader and candidate from within Sabre.”
A 20-year veteran of the travel technology
industry, Mendis most recently served as senior vice president of
Travel Network for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and
Asia Pacific (APAC) regions where Sabre saw its 2017 bookings grow
9.8 percent and 7.9 percent, respectively.
Prior to that, he led
the APAC region for Travel Network and was instrumental in the
company’s acquisition and successful integration of
Singapore-based GDS, Abacus International.
A native of Sri Lanka, Mendis holds an MBA in
marketing and finance from Rice University and earned his
bachelor’s degree in economics at Chaminade University of
Mendis will continue to be based in London.