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Amadeus reshapes commercial operations
Amadeus has announced several new appointments after dividing its commercial operations into three new areas.
Ian Wheeler will take charge of Amadeus' distribution business from February 1, with others heading up Airline IT and Travel IT.
Mr Wheeler will be responsible for all elements of distribution including airlines, hotels, car rental, ferry cruise and insurance.
Amadeus, a provider of travel technology, hopes the new commercial distribution structure will "strengthen the company's focus on this core area."
Mr Wheeler will also retain overall responsibility for Amadeus' global marketing and customer services.
Airline IT and Travel IT, Amadeus' other two commercial areas, will be headed by Julia Sattel and Claude Giafferri respectively.
Philippe Chérèque has been named executive vp, commercial as part of the restructuring and will also head the newly combined North, South and Central America region.
Finally Frédéric Spagnou who will oversee the EMEA regional organisation.