Former managing director at Navitaire to take senior commercial position in Airline IT unit
Madrid, Spain, 9 October 2013:Amadeus, the leading technology provider for the global travel industry, today announces that John Dabkowski is to join the company’s Airline IT business unit, effective October 14. Dabkowski will join Amadeus as Vice President Airline Commercial and will assume responsibility for commercial activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Americas.
Dabkowski joins Amadeus from Navitaire, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Navitaire provides technology and business solutions to the airline industry on an outsourced basis. Dabkowski was managing director at Navitaire.
“We are delighted to welcome an executive of John’s calibre to Amadeus. His track record is second to none in the industry and he brings with him a wealth of experience and insight that will be invaluable as we seek to extend our leadership in IT solutions,” said Julia Sattel, Senior Vice President of Airline IT at Amadeus. “His arrival is great news for Amadeus and great news for our customers, as we are confident that he will play a significant role in the development and execution of our strategy.”
“Amadeus has a unique role in aviation, being at the heart of both IT and distribution for airlines. And with so much change in the industry right now there are many opportunities and challenges for the company and I’m very excited to be joining at this time and I’m looking forward to getting involved and making a contribution,” Dabkowski said.
Dabkowski’s career in the technology industry stretches back more than 30 years to when he joined GEC Avionics direct from university. His career since then has taken him from London, where he worked with the IT group Logica, to Dallas where his roles with Sabre included Senior Vice President of the airline solutions division.
Dabkowski will report to Julia Sattel and be based in Amadeus’ headquarters in Madrid.
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Notes to the editors:
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels, rail and ferry operators, etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies).
The Amadeus group employs around 10,000 people worldwide, across central sites in Madrid (corporate headquarters), Nice (development) and Erding (operations), as well as 71 local Amadeus Commercial Organisations globally.
The group operates a transaction-based business model. For the year ended December 31, 2012 the company reported revenues of €2,910.3million and EBITDA of €1,107.7 million.
Amadeus is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under the symbol "AMS.MC" and is a component of the IBEX 35 index.
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