Travelport appoints Abacus CEO as Chief Strategy Officer
Robert Bailey, the President and CEO of the Asia-Pacific GDS company, Abacus, will take up the newly-created role of Chief Strategy Officer on March 1, 2018.
Travelport announced today that it has appointed Robert Bailey as its Chief Strategy Officer. He will take up the newly-created role on March 1, 2018.
Reporting to Travelport’s President and CEO Gordon Wilson, his responsibilities will include the company’s five-year and annual business plans, new business development, strategic alliances and leading the evolution and implementation of further transformation in the business.
From 2008-2015 Robert was the President and CEO of the Asia-Pacific GDS company, Abacus, based in Singapore and majority owned by a consortium of Asian airlines. They sold their 65% share of this business to Sabre in July, 2015.
Robert Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Travelport
Other roles have included executive positions in ITSMA, a technology and services marketing firm; SITA, an IT and telecommunications business serving the airline and airport sector and Galileo International, a forerunner of the current Travelport where he held a number of commercial management roles including Managing Director of Galileo Switzerland and Director, Sales and Marketing Organisations Europe.
He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.