Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia
Fenady Uriarte is the Business Development Manager - Southeast Asia for STR. She is an experienced international hospitality professional, with specific experience in the luxury property sector. Fenady has strong knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and has worked with the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and Raffles Hotel Singapore across the disciplines of business development, revenue management, sales, reservations, public relations and marketing.
Business Leader, Travel
Currently based in Singapore, Beata has been at Google for two years and is responsible for scaling Travel Vertical Search products, with special focus on Google Hotel Ads, across APAC. Beata has been working in the international travel industry & in digital marketing for 10+ years in Spain, Argentina and Ireland and she has moved to Singapore from Dublin recently. Beata holds a degree in Travel and Business Management.
Senior Director of Global Partnerships - Property Solutions
Bringing more than fifteen years of experience in the hospitality industry, Amy holds the role of Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Sojern. She is responsible for growing technology partnerships and development while helping to grow sales and Sojern's global footprint.
Amy has successfully contributed to the creation and launch of technology companies focused on high growth. She has previously held executive positions with Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Nor1 and Amadeus Hospitality. Over her career, Amy has managed relationships with key stakeholders, including individual properties, partner channels, chains, hotel owners and management companies to encourage the adoption and use of distribution channels and travel technology solutions.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Rachel Grier is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific for IDeaS – A SAS COMPANY, responsible for growing IDeaS Asia business and enhancing the company’s leading brand reputation in the dynamic Asian hospitality sector.
With more than two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software as well as hospitality sales and marketing, she has a record of growing businesses in the regional aviation, hospitality and travel sectors across a range of established and emerging markets in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.
Most recently she was senior vice president sales, Asia Pacific, China and the Middle East for hotel central reservations leader Pegasus Solutions.
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.
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Before launching TrustYou, Jakob was global head of consulting and professional services of Autonomy Systems PLC, a market leader in enterprise search and compliance. Prior, Jakob co-founded Hype Communications Ltd, the first Skype-based call-by-call and call-back system for mobile phones. Jakob also co-founded and was the non-executive director at Designmuster Ltd, the first global database for patent designs. In 1996, Jakob co-founded his first company, Global Linxs GmbH, where he also served as managing director. Autonomy System acquired global Linxs in 2005. Jakob holds a BA in economics from University Konstanz and MS in economics from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.
Founder of Availpro & CEO of Availpro/FASTBOOKING
Hail from the travel and tourism industry, Philippe Lamarche founded Availpro in 2001 with a vision to centralise hotel room inventory to facilitate online distribution. The success of Avilpro was driven by his tenacity to expand the business. Availpro was acquired by AccorHotels Group in April 2017. Thereafter, he was appointed the CEO of Availpro and FASTBOOKING on 1 October 2017.
Philippe envisioned for FASTBOOKING and Availpro to become Hotels’ Digital Factory with connectivity to best of breed regional players. His focus is to develop an efficient direct online digital distribution strategy for hoteliers to drive profitability. He aspires to achieve this with two synergistic business strategies. The first approach is through an internal integration of resources to further expand into different markets. The second approach is through partnerships with experts in the industry that provides solutions that complement our platform. The implementation of these two integrated strategies will strengthen the Group’s presence in the European market and its strong foothold in Asia Pacific region.
Under Philippe’s compelling leadership, the Group will be recognised by industry peers. His astute business aptitude and dedication to business excellence are recognised with his achievements.
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.
Senior Vice President Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC
Christine Tan is the Senior Vice President Strategic Sales & Account Management APAC where she has overall responsibilities for the development and execution of sales strategies for FASTBOOKING in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to her current position, she has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and account management, central reservation operations, revenue optimisation and distribution. She has held leadership roles at companies across the travel distribution value chain including Trust International, ANA Hotels International, Pegasus Solutions and Whale Media.
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.
Digital Traffic Acquisition Manager, Asia
Sarah Guichard is the Digital Traffic Acquisition Manager - Asia at FASTBOOKING, She is an expert in campaign management and ROI-focused strategies. She has gained her formative experience in France and Asia with companies including Motion Global Limited, NetBooster Asia in Shanghai and Paris; RPC Voyages, Holiday Check, Ecotour and Odigeo.
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