Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
Commonwealth Business Media (CBM), the US company owned by UK-based United Business Media (UBM), is drastically restructuring its latest acquisition, OAG. UBM took over the flight information and data solutions company in December last year with the intention to give it a more global focu
OAG will now operate in three divisions worldwide to serve customers in the aviation, cargo and corporate travel industries entitled Aviation Services, Cargo Services and Travel Services respectively.
CBM”s leading aviation brand, BACK Aviation Solutions, will also be integrated into the OAG system, offering strategic and technical consulting and data information services to the aviation industry with more than 20 years of data history.
CBM president and CEO, Alan Glass, will continue to serve as CEO of OAG, with BACK president, Steven Casley, assuming the position of OAG chief operating officer. OAG”s current managing director EMEA, Duncan Alexander, is to become vice president business development and industry relations, while Stephen Bray takes on the role of OAG Worldwide managing director.
Managing directors for the three divisions ” Aviation, Cargo and Travel, respectively ” are John Weber, formerly vice president sales for BACK, Mike Navin, who has worked for OAG in a consultancy role and David Rosen, currently a principal for travel spending analysis firm, Nextfeed.
”OAG has tremendous brand strength within the travel and transportation industries, renowned for being the world authority on flight information,” said Glass. ”It is my intention to grow the OAG and BACK businesses into a truly customer-centric organisation, with customer needs at the heart of our product development and service delivery.
”Travel and transportation is a global industry and we have customers on all continents for each of our business units,” he continued. ”With this new management team now in place, we can pool our strengths and expertise to deliver real value to our customers, ensuring our portfolio is aligned to meeting customer needs across all our sectors and all geographies.”