The FTI Group has reorganized management board responsibilities into five business areas following several recent personnel departures. Roula Jouny, head of the incoming agency Meeting Point and the Youtravel bedbank, has been appointed Chief Content Officer with responsibility for service, quality management and supplier relationships.
At DER Touristik, Gerd Christian Finck has been appointed as head of corporate development, with responsibility for market research, company strategy and portfolio management. In another appointment, former Condor and Traveltainment manager Frank Seedorff has joined the group as head of the DER.com website.
As it fills out its UK leadership team, Dubai-based dnata has announced the appointment of Andy Freeth as managing director of Travel 2 and Gold Medal. The announcement came from Andrew Botterill, European CEO for dnata Travel B2B; he indicated that it is selecting directors for its UK operations from existing management roles. Freeth will announce his own senior management team over the coming few weeks, with a further announcement to follow shortly. Freeth has served for more than eight years with the Stella Travel Group, also a part of the dnata portfolio.
Roshan Mendis has been appointed as Sabre Travel Network’s senior vice president for Asia Pacific. Mendis joins the team following 12 years with Travelocity.com, where he was most recently president of the Americas, until its 2015 sale to Expedia. He was also formally president of Zuji.
Benjamin Maddy has joined Discovery Times Square as director of sales and tourism. Maddy comes to the position from Dave & Busters, where he served for more than 10 years, lastly as national marketing and tourism sales manager.
Elizabeth Qian Hansen has notified her friends in an e-mail that, after a little more than two years as director, Chinese & Asian Leisure Market for the Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas, the company has restructured its sales force and has eliminated her position as of July 8th. Before joining the Venetian Palazzo, she served for six years as director, China Market/international leisure sales manager, for Caesars Entertainment.