Booking Holdings has appointed John W. Brown as
Chief Executive Officer of Agoda, Booking Holding's Asia-based
digital travel business, effective 1 June 2018.
Mr. Brown has served as Agoda's Chief Operating
Officer since 2014, when he was promoted from the role of Chief
Current Agoda CEO, Robert Rosenstein, will
become Chairman of Agoda and Special Advisor to the CEO of Booking
Holdings, Glenn Fogel. In addition, current Chief Product Officer
Omri Morgenshtern will become the company's Chief Operating
"Rob's vision for Agoda when he co-founded the
company was unparalleled at the time. He recognized the immense
opportunity in APAC, and built a brand with strong loyalty and
brand awareness in the region," said Glenn Fogel. "Our business
will continue to benefit from his knowledge of the APAC region and
his expertise in digital technology trends, and we couldn't be
more excited to see John step into the role of CEO."
Mr. Brown joined Agoda in 2010 from the Boston
Consulting Group, where he operated as a Principal in Boston and
in Bangkok. Mr. Brown also served as an Economic Advisor to the
Minister of Commerce and Industry for the Government of
Afghanistan. Mr. Brown holds a B.A. from Yale University and an
M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School.
"John has touched almost every facet of the
Agoda business over the past eight years, actively contributing to
the company's strategy and expansion," said Mr. Rosenstein.
"Without question, John is the right choice to next lead the Agoda
business, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside him
and Omri as Chairman, along with Glenn as we look to develop our
global strategy further."