David Painter joins GTA by Travelport as COO

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 6 August 2010

GTA by Travelport, a leading global multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services to the travel trade, has appointed David Painter as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Based in London and reporting directly to Ken Esterow, the companys President and CEO, David will be responsible for hotel contracting and inbound operations globally. David will also assume overall leadership of GTA Simplify the companys programme to make it easier for suppliers, customers and employees to work with GTA.

Immediately prior to joining GTA, David was Managing Director, EMEA of the combined Travelex Retail and Commercial foreign exchange businesses and before that he was Chief Operating Officer for Thomas Cooks Global & Financial Services business.

Commenting on David Painters appointment, Ken Esterow, President and CEO of GTA by Travelport, said, David is hugely experienced and has an excellent track record of growing businesses across multiple international markets. He will be a great asset to our business as we enter the next phase of our development, and I am delighted to welcome him on board.

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