Ex-Sabre chief Greg Webb takes over at Travelport

Travel technology company Travelport has appointed a new chief executive to replace longstanding president and chief executive Gordon Wilson.

Greg Webb, senior vice president and general manager of technology provider Oracle Hospitality will take over on August 1.

Webb was previously vice chairman at rival GDS provider Sabre where he spent 18 years and led Sabre Travel Network.

MoreTravelport completes $4.4bn sale to private equity [May 19]

Wilson said: “I celebrated 28 years with the company in May and have been president and CEO since 2011. It is time for me to hand over to someone else to run this business.

“The recent change in ownership of Travelport is the right occasion for this to happen.

“I firmly believe Travelport’s new investors, Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, will be good for the company and I’m delighted to be handing over to an executive as well tenured and experienced in travel technology as Greg Webb.

“Travelport is a great business, full of great people.”

Webb said: “I’m delighted to be joining Travelport at such an exciting and transformative time for the company.

“I look forward to working with the Travelport leadership team and employees to continue to deliver innovative solutions and offer our customers great products and great service.”

John Swainson, Travelport executive chairman and Siris executive partner, said: “Gordon has made an enormous contribution to Travelport over the years and we wish him well with his next endeavours.

“I want to give a warm welcome to Greg whose industry knowledge, customer-focused experience and understanding of how to best monetise technology platforms will provide Travelport with strong leadership in this new era.”

Travelport was acquired by private equity firms Evergreen Coast Capital and Siris Capital Group in a $4.4 billion deal announced last December.

Evergreen is a division of leading US hedge fund Elliott Management.

MoreTravelport completes $4.4bn sale to private equity [May 19]


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