Expedia-owned Egencia president Jean-Pierre Remy quits

Press Release
Press Release
May 7, 2009 12:00 PM GMT

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, today announced that president Jean-Pierre Remy is leaving the company to fulfil a chief executive officer position at a European corporation.

Current senior vice president for Egencia North America, Rob Greyber, will assume the position of president, having successfully led and grown one of the company’s key operating regions. Vice president of Asia Pacific and global partnerships Pamela Keenan Fritz will take on Greyber’s previous role.

Remy has been with Egencia since founding it in 2000. Egencia was later purchased by Expedia, Inc. A pioneer in the industry, Remy was part of the original movement to empower corporate travellers through the use of online technologies, including self-booking platforms and integrated policy and business intelligence capabilities. During his tenure, he helped grow Egencia to its position as the fifth largest travel management company in the world, with a presence in 14 countries.

“Over the last ten years, Jean-Pierre Remy has made significant contributions to the company, growing our global footprint and strengthening our reputation in corporate travel,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer of Expedia, Inc. “We recognize and thank him for his strong leadership at Egencia. He leaves the company in Rob Greyber's capable hands. Rob has driven impressive results in multiple roles within Expedia, most recently with Egencia North America.”

Egencia remains focused on delivering concrete business value and personalised service to its clients and partners, especially during these challenging times. Greyber is supported by Egencia's experienced global leadership team, including Christophe Pingard, senior vice president of Egencia Europe; Simon Tam, senior vice president of Egencia Product and Technology; Paolo de Ruggiero, vice president of finance; Alan Donald, vice president of Egencia global customer service and Pam Keenan Fritz, newly appointed to senior vice president of Egencia North America.

“It's a tremendous privilege to lead a company like Egencia,” said Greyber. “As president, I have the fortune of working with some of the best minds in business. We have fundamentally transformed the way companies manage travel today. At a time when we see the market landscape constantly shifting, Egencia has the ability to help companies confront these challenges and drive cost savings, improved control and better traveller experiences.”

Over the last three years, Keenan Fritz has acted in a number of leadership roles within Egencia.  Most recently, she led the company’s Asia Pacific business, developing new product and service offerings for Egencia China, Australia and India. She will now turn her deep industry knowledge and strong business acumen to the North American market. 

“During my time with Egencia, I have seen it grow into an industry force, driving meaningful results for businesses globally,” said Keenan Fritz. “To this effort, I look forward to working closely with our clients and industry partners, especially during these challenging times.”

Greyber joined Expedia, Inc. in 2004 as vice president, Expedia Partner Services Group, and was responsible for all aspects of Expedia’s relationships with airline partners in North America. Prior to Expedia, Greyber served in vice president roles for a venture-backed software company based in San Francisco and at Scient Corporation, leading numerous strategy and technology client engagements, including designing and engineering the initial web and operating infrastructure for Hotwire.com, now a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. Prior to Scient, Greyber was an associate with Deutsche Bank’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, based in Hong Kong and began his career as a systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems Corporation.

Greyber holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance and accounting, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honours, in English literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Keenan Fritz joined Expedia, Inc. from McKinsey and Company where she served a variety of clients across the US, Europe and Asia. Keenan Fritz previously worked in the British Treasury department advising on issues of international finance, trade, defence, education and employment policy. Keenan Fritz holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the London School of Economics and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for her graduate studies in international tax law at Harvard Law School.

More information:

* Egencia


 

Comments

Social
TravolutionMost Read
There are currently no recently read articles
TravolutionMost Popular Discussions
TravolutionLatest Comments
Jobs in Travel
Travolution - Pure Genie

Specialists in digital recruitment featuring a wide range of jobs.

Travolution - Pure GenieSearch for Travel jobs