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Published on : Monday, July 4, 2016
Amadeus has appointed Eugene Chan as Chief Commercial Officer – Distribution, to lead Amadeus’ travel agency distribution commercial business in Asia Pacific.Based in Amadeus’ Singapore regional hub and reporting to Amadeus APAC President Albert Pozo, Eugene will be responsible for commercial P&L growth across various geographies in the APAC region and lead the distribution commercial teams, to continue Amadeus’ remarkable trajectory of success, which has already seen it grow to a leading position in both its distribution and airline businesses.
Albert Pozo, Amadeus’ APAC President said, “During the past years, Amadeus has built a remarkable success story in Asia Pacific, based on continued investment, localisation and diversification. Eugene’s appointment builds on this momentum. He has an impressive travel and technology background, with Asia Pacific in his DNA. His enthusiasm, experience and customer-focused approach will benefit in further consolidating and growing our leadership position in the region.”
A Singaporean national, Eugene has held senior leadership roles for BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and a number of leading financial and technology companies in Asia Pacific.Commenting on his appointment, Eugene said, “As a travel enthusiast and technology fanatic, joining Amadeus feels like coming home. I couldn’t be more excited to join such an innovative company with a clear and strong focus on Asia Pacific. I look forward to further accelerating that growth and contributing with my experience to the diversity and local focus of Amadeus.
Eugene takes over from Leon Herce, who was been with Amadeus Asia Pacific for more than 5 years. Leon relocates to Buenos Aires, Argentina to lead and head up the Amadeus’ Distribution business in Latin America and the Caribbean.