Jason Oshiokpekhai has been named by US agency giant Travel Leaders Group to head four UK-based brands, excluding recently acquired Barrhead Travel.

The company’s former luxury brands sales director will be managing director of Protravel International UK, Tzell Travel Group UK, Colletts Travel and Scotia Travel, based in London.

He has been instrumental in building corporate travel business for the UK market.

Prior to joining Travel Leaders Group in 2016, Oshiokpekhai worked in the corporate sales divisions of Delta Air Lines and American Airlines.

In his new role he will oversee daily operations for the UK brands which serve luxury leisure, corporate and entertainment clients.

Travel Leaders Group chief executive Ninan Chacko said: “Jason has proven to be an invaluable leader for our growing UK enterprises.

“His keen expertise across sales, operations and technology has made him an indispensable member of our team and the ideal person to head up our expansion of Protravel, Tzell, Colletts and Scotia Travel in the UK market.”

“We plan to accelerate the growth of our UK operations in the coming year.

“We are looking to recruit new independent contractors and are focused on providing maximum support to our agents in winning and retaining corporate accounts and are working on additional ways to help them increase their profitability.”