Strategic Meetings Summit London, 26 September,
September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
Rail booking platform Trainline has announced three new
appointments in its carrier and supply team.
Christopher Michau has been appointed as the company’s European
carrier and supply director, with responsibility for the continued growth of
the company’s network of rail carrier partners. The platform recently added Avlo
and Ouigo España.
Michau, who previously spent 18 years developing and
managing relationships with the world’s leading hotel chains at Expedia, will be based in Trainline’s Paris office.
Tim Zeisset is also joining the company to lead on carrier
relations for DACH regions, which account for over 100 million people, where he
will focus on building existing relationships with partners and engaging with
new entrants to the rail market. Zeisset has worked for Deutsche Bahn for 15 years.
Massimo Vesentini joins Trainline as head of supply for
Italy. Vesentini will be primarily focussed on developing Trainline’s
established relationships by exploring further opportunities with Italy’s two
carriers, Trenitalia and Italo. Massimo joins from the Maccorp Group, which
manages currency exchange and rail ticketing for Italian railway stations under
the brand Agenzie365.
Champa Magesh, president, Trainline Partner Solutions, said:
“The investment in our carrier and supply team is part of our commitment to
developing the Trainline business in Europe; growing the relationships with our
carriers sits at the heart of Trainline’s international growth strategy.
“We recognise the importance of working collaboratively with
our partners in order to capitalise on joint business and growth opportunities,
which in turn will stimulate demand, drive a modal shift away from air and
road, and support the recovery of rail in Europe.”