Company appoints travel industry veteran Kurt Ekert President of 大发足球app下载, 将总裁和首席执行官的角色分开
肖恩Menke to continue as CEO with keen focus on executing Company’s strategic plans to achieve its vision and unlock stakeholder value
德克萨斯南湖- 12月. 15, 2021 – 大发足球app下载 Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), 领先的 software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Kurt Ekert President of 大发足球app下载, separating the roles of president and chief executive officer as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to build a leadership team for the future of 大发足球app下载. 这项任命将于2022年1月3日生效. Ekert will oversee all aspects of the company’s business and technology operations, 包括公司的技术改造. 他将向肖恩·门克报告, who will continue to serve as CEO with a focus on accelerating the execution of the company’s strategic plans to focus and strengthen its business, 实现公司愿景，并为股东提供长期价值.
肖恩Menke, 大发足球app下载的首席执行官说, “We are thrilled to have Kurt join 大发足球app下载 as President during this pivotal phase in our transformation journey. He brings extensive global operating leadership and a deep understanding of the travel technology ecosystem. Kurt’s disciplined and accountable approach coupled with his understanding of what our customers need in an evolving marketplace make him an ideal individual to step into this leadership role.
Menke继续, “大发足球app下载坚信广阔, 全球经济复苏, 无论是商务旅行还是休闲旅行. We are focusing our strategic efforts to capitalize on post-pandemic opportunities and unlock shareholder value – all with an eye toward achieving our bold vision to create a new marketplace for personalized travel. The appointment of Kurt as President – with his extensive industry experience, especially in corporate travel management and global distribution – is a critical step toward achieving that goal.”
Ekert has recently served five years as president and CEO of Carlson Worldwide Travel (CWT). 在那里, 他策划了数字化转型，并实现了物质增长, 其中最突出的是70亿美元的新业务. Ekert在发行方面有着深厚的背景, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Travelport Worldwide, 有限公司, where he led the operational turnaround that enabled a successful IPO in 2014. He also previously held executive roles at Gulliver’s Travel Associates (GTA), Orbitz Worldwide, Cendant和Continental 航空公司, 担任多个董事会职务，包括eNett和Carlson Travel Inc ..
对他的任命发表评论, Ekert声明, “大发足球app下载’s people and its compelling product offerings and customer relationships position the business well for the dynamic changes ahead in the travel sector. I am excited to partner with Sean and the global team to drive world-class innovation and performance.”
该公司还宣布，从1月1日起生效, 2022, 戴夫·谢克(Dave Shirk)已辞去旅游解决方案总裁一职. Shirk将在2022年之前担任Menke和Ekert的高级顾问.
Menke继续, “旅游生态系统看起来与20个月前非常不同, 虽然它给许多人带来了挑战, 包括大发足球app下载, we believe the time has also proven valuable in other ways – giving us the opportunity to accelerate our technology transformation and deliver industry-first capabilities that our customers truly value. We appreciate Dave’s contributions to our achievements and his leadership over the years. We head into 2022 emboldened in our belief that 大发足球app下载 will continue to be a driving force for change in travel and we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently, 提高收入，提供让旅行者受益的旅游体验, 旅游供应商, 和机构.”
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