The Egencia executive management team consists of seasoned individuals who have defined Egencia as a world-class company delivering full Travel Management solutions to organizations around the world.
The executive management team at Egencia is comprised of:
- Rob Greyber, President
- Mark Hollyhead, Senior Vice President, Egencia Americas
- Christophe Peymirat, Senior Vice President, Egencia EMEA & APAC
- Paolo De Ruggiero, Vice President, Finance
- Thibaud De Fressenel, Senior Director, Human Resources
- Sravana Kumar Karnati, Vice-President, Worldwide Technology & Development
- Cecilia Routledge, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Rob Greyber, President
Rob Greyber serves as President of Egencia, and is responsible for setting corporate strategy and overseeing global operations. Prior to being named President, Mr Greyber served as Egencia's Senior Vice President, North America.
Mr. Greyber joined Expedia, Inc. in 2004 as Vice President, Expedia® Partner Services Group, and was responsible for all aspects of Expedia’s relationships with airline partners in North America.
Prior to Expedia, Mr. Greyber served as Vice President for a venture-backed software company based in San Francisco. Before that, he served in senior management roles at Scient Corporation, leading numerous strategy and technology client engagements. At Scient, Mr. Greyber was responsible for leading the team that designed and engineered the initial web and operating infrastructure for Hotwire.com, now a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc.
Prior to Scient, Mr. Greyber was an Associate with Deutsche Bank’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, based in Hong Kong and began his career with Electronic Data Systems Corporation.
Mr. Greyber holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mark Hollyhead, Senior Vice President, Egencia Americas
Mark Hollyhead’s background spans several disciplines and industries, including sales, marketing, account management, operations and business management in the travel, hotels and telecommunications industries. He started his career at Forte Hotels where he led a number of sales and marketing functions until 1995.
After which he spent 15 years at British Airways where he held key positions including Vice President of eCommerce, Vice President of Customer Contact USA, and Head of Revenue Management for the long haul business worldwide. He completed his tenure at BA as the Head of Heathrow Customer Operations, leading a major terminal consolidation and future design for the airport.
Prior to joining Egencia, Mark was the Head of Transformation at Vodafone UK.
Mark has an MBA from the City of London Business School.
Christophe Peymirat, Senior Vice President, Egencia EMEA & APAC
Christophe Peymirat oversees all business operations of Egencia’s operations throughout Europe and APAC.
Mr. Peymirat previously served as Vice-President of Global Marketing, and as Vice President and Managing Director of Egencia’s UK operations. As part of the original Egencia team in Paris, Mr. Peymirat served initially as Director of Product Development, and later as Director of Large Accounts.
Mr. Peymirat’s career began working for L'Oreal as a Sales and Marketing Executive. He went on to work for Bain & Company as a Business Consultant.
Mr. Peymirat graduated in 1994 from HEC School of Management in Paris, where he specialized in Finance.
Paolo De Ruggiero, Vice President, Finance
Paolo de Ruggiero, Vice President, Finance, is one of the most recent additions to the Egencia leadership team. An Italian national and a Paris resident, Mr. de Ruggiero has a long track record in financial leadership across multiple industries and countries.
Mr. de Ruggiero joined Egencia from GE, where he has held three consecutive CFO positions in 8 years with fast growing responsibilities within GE Capital. The last one covered 10 specialist banks and consumer lending platforms in 7 European countries, managing a team of 300 and an asset base of 30 Bn $. He has lent his expertise in a number of business development activities ranging from JVs with retail banks, acquisitions and disposals, greenfield operations, commercial B2B partnerships and portfolio management.
Prior to joining GE, he spent 4 years as the Asia CFO for the leading Italian clothier GFT, based in Hong Kong. A big part of his scope was related to the joint venture activities of the fashion conglomerate in the PRC, including the launch of retail and franchised distribution.
Earlier in his career Mr. de Ruggiero held several finance positions with United Technologies and Crown, in Treasury, FP&A, and controllership roles in several European Countries and the US.
Mr. de Ruggiero has a BS in Economics from the University of Rome and an MBA from Purdue University. Passionate for Roman history, he is also an opera enthusiast and a wine collector.
Thibaud De Fressenel, Senior Director, Human Resources
Thibaud de Fressenel, Senior Director, Human Resources, is responsible for leading Egencia human resources programs globally. He has a long track record of HR leadership roles for several large multinational US corporations. Mr. De Fressenel originally began working for Egencia in 2003 where he put in place many of the company's current programs and successfully hired many key members of the team.
Prior to joining Egencia, Mr. De Fressenel lead European HR programs for Maxtor, one of the largest suppliers of hard disk drives and storage products. He has also held leadership roles at Cadbury Schweppes and Dell, Inc.
Sravana Kumar Karnati, Vice-President, Worldwide Technology & Development
Sravana Kumar Karnati has more than 20 years of professional experience in software development across development, test and program management with multiple enterprise-scale applications. His background spans a broad range of technology and leadership positions working on a diverse set of relevant media, mobile, and ecommerce platforms across a wide array of architectures and technology environments.
Throughout his career, Mr. Karnati has focused on delivering business value through technology by building and empowering high performance teams. He has worked for major global brands who put technology and innovation at the center of their business including Oracle, Amazon, and Disney Interactive.
Mr. Karnati grew up in India and worked his way through Anna University and the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), graduating IIT with a Masters in Chemical Engineering. He then completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Ohio State University. His Masters and PhD work focused on integrating computer science techniques including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Operations Research tools to solve large-scale industrial chemical production issues.
Mr. Karnati lives with his wife and two children in Sammamish, WA, near Seattle.
Cecilia Routledge, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Cecilia Routledge, Managing Director Asia Pacific has over 15 years experience of developing new countries, in particular in EMEA and Latin America. Ms. Routledge has worked for Egencia since 2004 in various positions such Global Strategy and Product Marketing for EMEA.
Ms. Routledge joined Egencia from National Grid Transco where she worked on defining their global strategies and developing their non-regulated businesses from the UK headquarters.
Previously, she worked for Tele2 in Europe and Millicom International Cellular, both primarily owned by the Kinnevik Group, a Swedish Investment company, based in their global headquarters in Luxembourg. She was with the group for about 7 years, where she help to build companies in the early start-up phase, but also through ongoing financial control of JVs in Eastern Europe and Latin America and corporate finance related issues.
Ms. Routledge has a MS in Business Administration and Economics from University of Uppsala University, Sweden and a Master of International Management from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Lausanne, Switzerland.
Wendy Aird, Vice President, US Sales & Account Management
Wendy Aird, Egencia Vice President of US Sales, has over 25 years of experience leading high profile lines of business with an ability to drive revenue, market share and bottom-line results in competitive industries and international markets. Ms. Aird is responsible for managing the US Sales Team and expanding Egencia's market position within US and global markets.
Prior to Egencia, Ms. Aird spent six years with General Electric, most recently as Vice President of National Accounts at GE Capital, where she built the national sales organization by creating a growth-supported culture. She spent much of her early days in express transportation/logistics with Federal Express, including as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, where she aggressively grew the base revenue for both domestic and international platforms.
Ms. Aird has a degree in Political Science from UCLA, and began her career at an airline in southern California.
Chris Vukelich, Vice President, Supplier Relations, Americas
Chris Vukelich has over 30 years of travel industry experience spanning numerous areas of the industry. Chris has held several roles in sales and distribution both in the USA and Europe, as well as a variety of senior and executive positions. Throughout Chris' career he has focused on establishing mutually beneficial relationships with business partners and has been actively involved in shaping the ongoing changes in the sales and distribution landscape.
Chris has held various leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer at Travelport, Vice President of Distribution & eCommerce at Hilton International, and various sales and marketing roles at British Airways. Prior to joining Egencia, Chris was the Senior Vice President, Americas, of eNett.
Chris graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Jeff Jones, Senior Director, Product Development, Egencia North America and Asia Pacific
As the Senior Director of Product Development for Egencia, Jeff Jones leads the design, development, quality control and technical support teams for Egencia North America and Asia Pacific operations.
Mr. Jones joined Egencia shortly after it was formed in 2002 and has applied his passion for developing innovative technology solutions to complex business problems for business travelers and travel management professionals. In this time, he has helped to develop Egencia from a small start-up to the fifth largest travel management company in the world.
Prior to joining Egencia, Mr. Jones worked for a variety of early-stage start-up companies in development and management roles. Before that he spent 4 years at Intel helping to build their Online Services division, specialized in managed web services and hosting capabilities worldwide. Mr. Jones was responsible for the development of their ecommerce applications.