Amadeus has appointed Mieke De Schepper as
Executive Vice President for Online Travel and Managing Director
for Asia Pacific.
De Schepper comes from Egencia, the Travel
Management Company of Expedia Group, where she held the role of
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Previously, De Schepper was the Vice President
of Expedia Group’s Lodging Partner Solutions in Asia Pacific,
responsible for building and managing the hotel relationships in
Prior to Expedia Group, she spent 10 years with
Phillips Electronics having held various global, regional and
local leadership roles in product, marketing and sales.
In her new role, De Schepper will be committed
to helping online travel agencies, travel media companies and
travel start-ups grow their businesses and position Amadeus as the
partner of choice in online travel.
As part of Amadeus’ Travel
Channels business, De Schepper will report to Decius Valmorbida.
De Schepper, Executive Vice President, Online Travel & Managing
Director Asia Pacific Amadeus said, “Online travel companies face
the constant challenge to reinvent themselves in order to maintain
their relevance. I’m thrilled to join Amadeus to help these
companies thrive in such a fast paced and demanding marketplace.
And there is no better place to do it than from APAC where much of
today’s global technology trends are defined and redefined by
savvy consumers at breakneck speed.”
Having lived and worked across the globe
including Asia Pacific for the last 14 years, De Schepper will also assume the regional
leadership role and will continue to be based in Singapore.
Decius Valmorbida, President of Travel Channels,
Amadeus said, “Mieke has strong strategy, commercial and
leadership experience in travel and consumer goods spanning all
corners of the globe. Online travel companies are a core element
of our vision to create a Live Travel Space and embrace disruptive
technologies with open arms. Mieke’s background fits perfectly
with this role and I have no doubt that she will power this
vibrant segment forward.”