Skyscanner has appointed Microsoft veteran and former Travix Worldwide chief govt John Mangelaars to guide the corporate.
He’ll take up place as chief govt following an intensive worldwide search.
Mangelaars will substitute Moshe Rafiah, who has been splitting his time as chief govt between each Skyscanner and Travelfusion, the corporate he based over 20 years in the past.
Rafiah will return to Travelfusion, although he stays on the Skyscanner board as Vice Chair, a task he has held since 2019.
Rafiah commented: “Skyscanner has change into my second house since stepping in as chief govt in June final 12 months, however I really feel extremely assured in handing over the reins to John.
“He has a deep information of the journey business and over 30 years’ expertise in multinational companies.
“John has a confirmed observe file of scaling e-commerce companies and he’s additionally a transparent cultural match, with a robust concentrate on folks.
Mangelaars, who spent 23 years at Microsoft, latterly as European vice chairman, promoting and on-line, joined on-line journey company group Travix Worldwide as chief govt in 2013.
He stated: “I’m delighted to affix Skyscanner, an distinctive group driving a daring technique in a time the place there’s appreciable alternative to leverage development.
“My long-term focus will likely be on guiding the group in constructing sustainable profitability and market share.
“I communicate for the broader Skyscanner group in thanking Moshe for his dedication to Skyscanner, not simply previously months, however as we go ahead in his continued function as our vice chair.”
Mangelaars will start his transition to Skyscanner instantly .