Vice President, Airline IT R&D
Amadeus IT Group
Christophe was appointed VP, Airline IT R&D in January 2013. He is responsible for Airline IT products, which includes Altea Inventory, Altea Departure Control (for airlines and ground handlers), e-retail, Amadeus Reservation Desktop, Ticketing Documents & Fulfilment, Revenue Management, Passenger Revenue Accounting, Loyalty and Availability calculation.
In his previous role, Christophe was VP - Reservation, Distribution and Mid-Back Office, where he was responsible for GDS development within the central system, which includes PNR, ticketing and profile functionality for Amadeus GDS, Altéa reservation functionalities including software development and leading the migration of airlines to Altéa, and mid-office / back-office systems.
Christophe joined Amadeus in 1990 and started working in the Availability / Schedule Change Group within the Global Core division. He played a key role in some major projects that have contributed to the success of Amadeus (multi-host project, phase 2 cutover, etc.).
He became Unit Manager at the end of 1993 and successfully led the off-line schedule change and the TPF inventory teams. He was promoted to Manager of the Development Support department in 1998.
Prior to joining Amadeus, Christophe worked as a software engineer first for Syseca and then at Control Data France.
He graduated from the French University of Toulouse.