Travelport’s long-time chief Gordon Wilson is stepping down from his role, with former Sabre executive Greg Webb picked as the new CEO, effective August 1, 2019. Webb will also join Travelport’s board of directors.
In a statement, Wilson commented: “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.”
Travelport was recently acquired and taken private in an all-cash US$4.4 billion deal after four years on the public markets.
Wilson aded: “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.”
Most recently, Webb served as senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Hospitality, where he was responsible for strategy, enablement, development, sales, service and support. Prior to Oracle, Webb was vice chairman at Sabre, a company where he served 20 years in various executive positions across product development and marketing and ultimately led Sabre’s largest business unit, Sabre Travel Network. Webb has also served as chief information officer of BellSouth and is a member of the board of directors of Zyston, a security advisory firm.