Company structure set to maintain focus on growth, delighting clients and operational
excellence in business travel.
LONDON – October 12, 2016 – Egencia®, the corporate travel division of the Expedia group, today
announced their strategy for 2017 and beyond, as well as a new global organisation to support their
ambition to be the “most business traveller centric company in the world”.
Having enjoyed significant growth over the past several years, the company is now turning its
attention to the next stage of their own and the industry’s evolution.
Framing their strategy as “providing business travel for the Expedia generation”, Egencia has set a
number of objectives for their next phase of growth, all of which are focused on further inspiring and
delighting corporate customers and business travellers alike.
At the core of this new strategy is Egencia’s continued commitment to increasing investment and
innovation in leading product and technology on a global basis, an example being the release last week
of the company’s Apple Watch and Android Wear app. The company will continue to deliver their
offerings through an expanding global platform, encompassing products and services delivered
around the world.
Today’s announcement also outlines a new, global organisation, designed to simplify reporting lines
and to align Egencia’s teams for the growth, opportunities and challenges ahead.
Specifically, the company will create two new global organisations. The first organisation is focused
on serving clients and driving market share growth, and will comprise Egencia Sales and Account
Management teams worldwide. This organisation will be led by Egencia and long-time corporate travel
veteran, Christophe Peymirat. Peymirat, who most recently led Egencia’s European and Nordic
businesses, will assume the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer, Egencia Worldwide.
The second organisation will be focused on scaling Egencia’s business operations and also on leading
all supplier partner relationships worldwide. This organisation will be led by another Egencia veteran
and experienced travel industry innovator, Mark Hollyhead. Hollyhead, who has been leading
Egencia’s Americas business and who just completed the integration of Orbitz for Business, will
become Chief Operating Officer, Egencia Worldwide.
Peymirat and Hollyhead are long-standing members of the Egencia leadership team, and bring
consistency as well as deep knowledge and expertise of both the company as well as the travel
industry. Both Peymirat and Hollyhead will continue to report to Egencia President, Rob Greyber, in
these new roles.
“In corporate travel, the next decade will be even more dynamic,
innovative and filled with challenges
and opportunities than the last ten years,” predicted Greyber. “Egencia will continue to drive
revolution in corporate travel and these new teams, led by seasoned company leaders, will help us
deliver what every company in our industry will need to offer in the coming years: business travel for
the Expedia generation.”
Egencia makes business travel better by making it more connected and complete. Egencia puts
travellers at the heart of business travel, continuously supporting them with solutions that are more
engaging and effective. Driven by consumer insights and technology investments from parent
company, Expedia Group, Egencia connects everything travellers need – content, technology, service
and reporting – in one place. Egencia provides services in more than 65 countries. To connect with
Egencia, visit www.egencia.co.uk, Twitter or our blog.
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Anne McElroy-Arnaud| Sr. Manager Marketing Communications, Egencia Europe
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