Amadeus announced the appointment of Albert Pozo as the new President of Amadeus Asia Pacific. Albert, who takes office from 3 August 2015, will direct Amadeus’ corporate strategy for Asia Pacific, focusing on distribution and new business areas such as rail, hotel, payments and venture investments.
Holger Taubmann, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Amadeus IT Group said, “Asia Pacific has been a priority region for Amadeus for many years, and Albert’s appointment builds on our strong business momentum across the region. Albert is a dynamic leader, bringing to Asia Pacific a wealth of experience with global customers and from diverse geographies such as Europe, Middle East and Africa. I have every confidence that with his passion, drive and customer-focused approach he will play a critical role in further growing our position as a market leader.”
Amadeus has more than 2,200 people across 35 markets in Asia Pacific, including two regional offices in Bangkok and Singapore, and R&D centres in Bangalore and Sydney.
Under Albert’s leadership, Amadeus will continue to invest heavily to deliver the technology, solutions and thought leadership that helps its customers in the region provide a traveller-centric experience.
Commenting on his appointment, Albert Pozo said, “Asia Pacific is moving towards the centre of the global travel industry and the path to sustained growth for travel businesses is a collaborative, connected ecosystem that puts the traveller at the centre. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this region, and my top priority is to meet and understand our customers in Asia Pacific. We have a diverse, highly experienced and truly outstanding team in the region, as well as strong business momentum that we need to keep going. I look forward to accelerating our growth here in Asia Pacific.”
Albert Pozo has been with Amadeus since 1993, with extensive experience with in-market, regional and global roles. He served most recently as Vice President for Global Customer Group, leading commercial activity, strategy, and business development for Global Multinational Travel. He was instrumental in Amadeus’ acquisition of corporate travel technology provider i:FAO in 2015. Albert takes over from Angel Gallego, who is returning to Madrid.