Amadeus appoints new leaders of Retail Travel Agency team globally and in APAC

Published on : Friday, August 2, 2019


With immediate effect Champa Magesh will take the role of executive vice president of Retail in Travel Channels and Managing Director EMEA. Magesh previously managed this Travel Channels segment in Asia Pacific will be replacing Leon Herce.


Ramona Bohwongprasert has been appointed as  the Senior Vice President of Retail in Travel Channles, Asia Pacific with immediate effect. Within the Retail Travel Agnecy team Bohwongprasert had led the Consolidtaiors and Networks global organization.

The new recruits are expected to grow the business and maintain the changing distribution landscape.

Thousands of agencies is growing and benefitting from Amadeus’ technology and expertise. The Retail Travel Agency organsation is made up of small and medium sized agencies, tour operators, networks and consolidators and local agencies.

Magesh will be reporting to Decius Valmorbida, the president of the unit and will also be assuming a regional leadership role for responsible for Travel Channels business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bohwongprasert will report to Magesh.




Decius Valmorbida, President of Travel Channels at Amadeus, said that Champa and Ramona are passionate about helping retail travel agents grow and successfully navigate the changes in the travel landscape. Retail travel agents are very dynamic, entrepreneurial and diverse in geography and business footprint. These senior appointments underline the commitment of Amadeus to these businesses.


Magesh had served as the Managing Director of Amadeus in the United Kingdon and Ireland before her most recent role in Asia Pacific.



She drove the business growth,was responsible for strong employee enagement  and first of the many consecutive ‘Top Employer’ certifications for the business.

Magnesh has an international exposure and served diverse industries. She worked for American Express, World Pay and Cisco Systems.


In 1999 Bohwongprasert joined Amadeus and has held a number of managerial positions across the organisation in Asia Pacific and Europe.  She has first-hand knowledge of the region, Amadeus’ customers, as well as the technicalities of solutions, enabled her to achieve great results in areas including sales, customer service, product management, and account management.

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