Travelport has appointed John Elieson as COO.

Elieson will be based in the the travel industry tech firm’s global headquarters in Langley, Berkshire.

He will have strategic oversight of Travelport’s growth strategy, sales organisation and M&A agenda.

He joins from his role as president and CEO of Radixx International, a company that provides passenger services system technology to the airline industry and was recently acquired by Sabre.

He previously enjoyed a distinguished 30-year career with Sabre and its former parent company American Airlines, including roles as the leader of global sales for Sabre Airline Solutions and Sabre Travel Network’s leader of Global Accounts and Traveler Experience.

Greg Webb, CEO of Travelport, said: “John has a consistent history of driving growth and building highly effective teams. He delivered transformational expansion of the Radixx business and I expect to see a similar impact at Travelport.

“He brings a wealth of industry and transactional experience to my leadership team and we look forward to welcoming him to Travelport.”

Elieson said: “Travelport has ambitious plans for its future, so it’s an exciting time to be joining the company.

“I look forward to working with Greg, the executive management team and my new colleagues as we work to make Travelport the technology partner of choice for the global travel industry.”

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