Amadeus appoints Javier Laforgue as Executive Vice President, Travel Unit & MD for APAC
Amadeus has appointed Javier Laforgue as Executive Vice President, Travel Unit & Managing Director, Asia Pacific where he will oversee its business across the region. Laforgue brings more than two decades of travel industry knowledge to Asia Pacific with extensive experience in various senior management roles across Amadeus.
Most recently, as global head of Air Distribution, he achieved a long list of accomplishments in addition to managing Amadeus’ NDC strategy and investment programme. Prior to that, Laforgue was instrumental in establishing the global sales function and headed the Latin America region as well as the expansion of Amadeus’ activities in key growth areas such as payments.
Decius Valmorbida, SVP, Travel unit, Amadeus, said, “Javier is a trusted leader that understands the needs of Amadeus’ partners in Asia Pacific. His broad experience across the business will enable us to continue delivering cutting-edge technology solutions backed by a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Javier is also an accomplished people leader and his steady guidance will be key to maintaining Amadeus’ position as one of the top employers in the Asia Pacific region.”
Javier Laforgue commented, “The renewal of travel will deliver a unique opportunity of growth for businesses that are driving efficiency and productivity with technology. In Asia Pacific, the travel industry is at a crossroads where technology is playing a pivotal role in getting people moving again. I am looking forward to being a part of that with our diverse group of customers and partners in the region. Together, we will address the challenges and opportunities Asia Pacific offers as the travel industry renews.”
Laforgue is a Spanish national and holds a Master of Business Administration from IE Business School. He will be based in the Amadeus office in Singapore.