VP, Global Direct Sales & Account Management
Chris Blaine is the VP, Global Direct Sales & Account Management for Sojern. A well-rounded go-to-market executive with diverse expertise in sales, marketing and customer care, Chris leads Sojern's Property Solutions within sales and account management teams. He brings more than 17 years of global experience in launching new businesses and building high-performing teams. Prior experience includes leadership roles in both sales and marketing at Dell and Intuit, as well as a short stint leading the US mobile advertising group for Phunware based in Newport Beach, CA. Chris has a BFA in Musical Theater from Syracuse University and an MBA from The College of William & Mary.
Regional Director of Sales
With over 10 years’ experience in e-commerce, online travel, and revenue management, Peisi is currently the Regional Director of Sales at IDeaS Revenue Solutions, helping hotels in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea establish revenue management culture and drive better revenue.
She specialises in business development, driving conversion, online marketing, managing teams, project management and account management.
Peisi joined IDeaS from HRS Hotel Reservation Service, where she worked as the Regional Director of Hotel Solutions, pioneered the setup of Asia Pacific office and led a team of 10 to acquire new hotel partners and optimise revenue in APAC.
Kazuyoshi joined TrustYou as its Managing Director in October 2015 to establish TrustYou KK. He started his career at Tokyo Corporation and established Tokyu Hotels after restructuring the hotel business in the Tokyu Group. He also worked in companies such as Solare Hotels and Resorts, Octopus Travel, Agoda, Rakuten Travel and Groupon. He has an extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, e-commerce and the hospitality industry.
Charlie started his first business, FreshMinds, after studying Engineering at Oxford University. Whilst building this business he was named UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Esquire Magazine and profiled in Seth Godin’s bestselling book Icarus Deception. Passionate about improving online travel, Charlie launched Triptease in 2013 to help hotels deliver a better digital experience and increase direct bookings. Triptease pioneered the Direct Booking movement and quickly gained notoriety for its first product Price Check. In 2015 the firm was awarded Innovation of the Year at PhocusWright Europe, and Charlie was named in HSMAI’s list of 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales & Marketing.
Managing Director, Asia
In 2001, Pierre-Charles Grob started his career with Accor in New York, where he contributed to the creation of the marketing department in North America for the Sofitel and Novotel brands. While still in New York, he joined the Monaco Tourist Office to promote this destination and its luxury hotels. Returning to Europe, Pierre-Charles was first at the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in various roles – sales, marketing and e-distribution; and subsequently joined FASTBOOKING in 2010. He began by leading revenue optimisation for the company and rose rapidly to manage operations in Europe thereafter. Since 2014 Pierre-Charles has been FASTBOOKING’s Director for Asia, based in Singapore.
Vice President Website Development
Adnane Kassamaly is a digital expert within the hospitality industry. He started his career in an e-commerce consulting firm in 2001 and joined the Voyages-sncf.com Group in 2005 as the Head of ticket dematerialisation project. From 2008 to 2011, he led the innovation of Voyages-sncf.com where he developed the Internet services laboratory that maintained Voyages-sncf.com in its leading position.
Thereafter, he joined the hotel industry as Director of Digital Solutions at Accorhotels in 2012 and took an active role in the Digital Planning for the company. In October 2015, Adnane joined FASTBOOKING to lead the Web Studio. He continues to contribute to the development and growth of the department.
Adnane is an MIAGE graduate from Paris XI Orsay University.
Country Manager, South Korea
Samuel Park is the Country Manager in South Korea for FASTBOOKING since 2013.
He has over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry for both domestic and international markets. Prior to his position, he served in key positions for global brands in Korea including GTA & Octopustravel, Ramada Seoul, The Ritz-Carlton and Novotel. His area of speciality includes sales & marketing, business development and e-commerce.