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Travelport strengthens Africa focus
Travelport GDS has re-located Mark Meehan to Dubai to head up a newly created team to bb boost the company's presence in Africa.
Mr Meehan was previously head of Travelport's global commercial operations based in the UK and has worked for the company for ten years.
In his new role, he will be responsible for reinforcing the company's position in Africa, including identifying new markets.
The other senior members of his t ream are Matthew Powell, Gary Broomberg, Samantha Williams and Don Smith.
Mr Powell is appointed director of business development for Africa and will also be based in Dubai.
Mr Broomberg, will head up the Southern Africa operation as commercial vp for the region, based in Johannesburg.
He joined Travelport recently after having worked for MicroStrategy and Novell.
Ms Williams,who has also re-located to Johannesburg from the UK, and Mr Smith, a local appointee, will serve as local product managers.