In collaboration with Travelport’s existing and highly experienced Nordics management team, Anita Wagner Feddersen, Peter Cramon and Jette Kongensgaard, Simon will lead operations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The new arrangement also means that Travelport’s Nordic customers will benefit from the further support of the centralized functions and product experts based at the company’s UK headquarters. Simon has over 20 years of experience in the travel, technology and digital media sectors and has worked for Travelport since 2011.
Mathias Andersson, who was formerly Regional Manager for Travelport Nordics, will stay within the Travelport family and has moved into an exciting and newly created role of Chief Operating Officer at Hotelzon. Hotelzon, which was founded in the Nordics, is a leading hotel distribution technology provider for the B2B travel industry and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Travelport following its acquisition last year.
Simon commented: “The Nordics is one of the most exciting European travel regions, with digitally savvy consumers, suppliers and intermediaries and an optimistic outlook for both leisure and business travel. There is huge opportunity for Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, and I look forward to driving our business and fuelling the growth of our customers.”
Damiano Sabatino, Travelport’s VP and Managing Director for Western Europe added: “Simon is the ideal person to build on the great work achieved by Mathias Andersson in the Nordics and to help lead our business there to the next phase in its development. I am confident that our customers will benefit hugely from Simon’s knowledge and experience as he works closely with the team to continue offering the travel industry in the Nordics the most innovative solutions and unrivalled travel content possible.”