Industry veteran Wheeler joins board of Vayant

By Travolution
By Travolution
August 26, 2014 12:57 PM GMT

Vayant Travel Technologies has announced the appointment of travel industry veteran Ian Wheeler as a board member.

Wheeler will help devise the company's strategic direction and the next phase of growth.

He has spent 25 years in the travel industry, fulfilling business and strategic leadership roles for key players in sectors including distribution, travel technology, travel agencies and providers.

He is active in non-executive and advisory work across the travel and technology sector and has previously worked for Amadeus across a number of senior roles including as group vice president of marketing and distribution, managing director e-travel and chairman of Traveltainment. He has also worked for Hertz, Reed Elsevier and Thomas Cook.

Eric Dumas, chief executive of Vayant, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian Wheeler to the Vayant board of directors.

“We believe that his extensive background in the industry, combined with his considerable experience as a senior level executive, make him a key addition to serve Vayant’s shareholders as a member of the board.

“Ian joins Vayant at the perfect time as we focus on growing our global customer footprint and strategic product innovation.”

Wheeler added: “I am excited about Vayant; the business has built an impressive next generation platform for sub second inspirational fare search and related shopping products. I see a demand to do something new and different from innovative travel industry players and Vayant is well placed to fulfil this demand.”

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