Travel technology firm Travelport has announced the name of its new CEO as Gordon Wilson prepares to step down.
Greg Webb will take up the position on 1 August and brings more than 20 years’ experience in the travel technology industry. He will also join the company’s board of directors.
Webb was most recently SVP and general manager of Oracle Hospitality, a travel technology solutions provider, where he was responsible for strategy, enablement, development, sales, service and support. Prior to this, he was vice chairman of Sabre.
During his tenure with Sabre, Webb served in various executive positions across product development and marketing and ultimately led the company’s largest business unit, Sabre Travel Network. He has also served as chief information officer of BellSouth and is a member of the board of directors of security advisory firm Zyston.
Webb earned an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from Louisiana Tech University in the US and also holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Webb’s appointment comes after Travelport was acquired by Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for US$4.4 billion in December 2018.
Commenting on his decision to step down, current president and CEO Gordon Wilson said: “I celebrated 28 years with the company in May and have been president and CEO since 2011. It is time for me to hand over to someone else to run this business and the recent change in ownership of Travelport is the right occasion for this to happen.
“I firmly believe that Travelport’s new investors, Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital, will be good for the company and I am delighted to be handing over to an executive as well tenured and experienced in travel technology as Greg Webb. Travelport is a great business full of great people who will work hand-in-hand with Greg, focusing all their collective skills and expertise to take the company to its next level of growth and success.”
Webb added: “I am delighted to be joining Travelport, especially at such an exciting and transformative time for the company. I look forward to working with the Travelport leadership team and employees to continue to deliver innovative solutions and offer our customers great products and great service.”